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  • Get Ready For Winter - Rose Checked Child's Blanket!

    October 23, 2013 by Britex Fabrics

    dsc_1037Karen from the sewing blog Fifty Dresses, made this adorable blanket for her old-fashioned wooden trundle bed, and a matching rick-rack trimmed doll’s blanket from rose and cream checked wool from Britex Fabrics. She says she was captivated by this “friendly jacquard-woven deer, set amongst the bold pink checks, with that subtle gold woolen thread traversing its expanse, seemed to be a blend of Tyrolean style, buffalo checks, and frontier whimsy!” FYI: this limited stock imported checked woolen fabric is available online and in our San Francisco store. It is on sale online at 20% off until October 31st.
    Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
    And Nod is a little head,
    And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
    Is a wee one's trundle-bed.
    So shut your eyes while mother sings
    Of wonderful sights that be,
    And you shall see the beautiful things
    As you rock in the misty sea,
    Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
    Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
    ” (Eugene Field)


  • Chic Winter White Vintage-Style Raincoat

    July 23, 2012 by Britex Fabrics

    What a glamour-puss! Karen from the blog Fifty Dresses: Sewing classic fashions from mid-century patterns made a sophisticated raincoat using Vintage Vogue pattern 9232 (circa 1957), and imported rainwear fabric from Britex Fabrics’ online store. The fabric is a chic winter white, made in France, an acetate/rayon blend, and water-resistant. We love the detailing that Karen included, including the bound buttonhole, the glass button, and the clever hidden tap closure.


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