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  • Workshop Alert December 19 - Fashion Design w/ Jamie Lau

    November 15, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

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    Calling all fashionistas and fashion enthusiasts! Have you ever wanted to learn real world fashion skills from a full-time designer? Well, now is your chance. Jamie Lau, of Jamie Lau Designs, will be here on December 19th to show you the basics for beginning a successful move into the world of fashion. She will cover starter fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and will help with fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, you will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage.

     

    Because space is limited, we encourage you to sign-up right away! See our events page for information on reserving your spot.


  • Indigo Basketweave Raw Silk Cap Sleeve Pleated Dress

    August 31, 2015 by Jamie Lau Designs

    Blog2 Earlier this summer, I relocated my design studio from New York to San Francisco, which meant closer proximity to Britex and more fabric shopping. This past weekend, I taught a fashion design workshop at the Britex Salon. In addition to fashion illustration and creating mood boards, we also touched upon the importance of fabric awareness in fashion design.   Continue Reading

  • New Workshop -- Fashion Design w/ Jamie Lau

    August 3, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

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    Calling all fashionistas and fashion enthusiasts! Have you ever wanted to learn real world fashion skills from a full-time designer? Well, now is your chance. Jamie Lau, of Jamie Lau Designs, will be here on August 29th to show you the basics for beginning a successful move into the world of fashion. She will cover starter fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and will help with fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, you will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage.

     

    Because space is limited, we encourage you to sign-up right away! See our events page for information on reserving your spot.


  • Tutorial -- Silk Linen Curved Seam Midi Dress

    April 28, 2015 by Jamie Lau Designs

    Silk Linen Curved Seam Midi Dress + Tutorial by Jamie Lau Designs JLDBritexFabricsSilk04272015_Main In my latest design, I chose to work with a slubby textured silk linen blend. One of my top-selling dresses is a relaxed fit ikat midi dress with short kimono sleeves. I wanted to create a new midi style with three-quarter sleeves in a slightly heavier weight fabric.   Continue Reading

  • New Workshop -- Drafting Collars with Jamie Lau

    April 27, 2015 by Britex Fabrics

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    One of our lovely guest bloggers, Jamie Lau of Jamie Lau Designs, is traveling from the East Coast next month and will be hosting a workshop while she is here. We are so excited to have her in the store, and we hope that you will join us for her demo. Jamie will be here on May 21st to show us how to draft our own collars, including Peter Pan and Mandarin collars, and also how to alter pre-exisiting pattern pieces. Make sure you sign-up soon to reserve your spot!


  • Tutorial: How to Sew a One-Piece Flat Collar

    January 21, 2015 by Jamie Lau Designs

    JLDBritexFabricsLinen01192015_Main For this garment, my goal was to create a color block resort-inspired look. Linen seemed like the perfect choice for a relaxed fit, lowered-waist shirt dress. I chose a midweight blue linen for the primary body of the dress and combined it with a semi-sheer natural linen for the color block elements. I thought that the embroidered polka dots would work great for accent features on the collar, button placket, and skirt and sleeve hems. I most recently wore this dress to my art exhibition in Kyoto, which featured my hand dyed, handwoven, and handsewn kasuri (ikat) fashion designs. Continue Reading

  • 2014 Blog Re-Cap: Jamie Lau Designs

    December 30, 2014 by Britex Fabrics

    re-cap2014 The 2014 Guest Blogger Re-cap is here—because you’ve probably missed a few pretty amazing projects along the way this year and because we’re so proud of each blogger’s ability to transform Britex fabrics into beautiful garments and accessories. During the next few weeks you’ll be treated to exclusive re-caps of our favorite guest blogger projects. We’ll show you the best of the best from each of our guest bloggers with all their individual style. Jamie of Jamie Lau Designs contributed a total of 5 projects this year---busy bee, she is. If you haven't noticed, she loves fabrics with structure like linen and cotton, and has a special interest in colorblocking patterns, which pretty much guarantees beautiful and uncommon garments. Britex042114_640x427_Main Here's a perfect example. Jamie's Palazzo Pant Jumpsuit is a favorite of ours. The linen choices are perfect with just the right amount of drape. For those that love linen but aren't big fans of the wrinkle factor, Jamie recommends using fusible knitted tricot interfacing for collars and other areas you'd like to keep crisp. Continue Reading

  • Cyber Monday Scalloped Wool A-line Dress

    November 24, 2014 by Jamie Lau Designs

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    With winter approaching and temperatures dropping, I wanted to create a wool dress to keep warm for the season as an alternative to just wearing sweaters. For this project, I selected an aubergine wool blend with embroidered scallops. I cut the dress on the cross grain and found this fabric fairly easy to work with. The only challenge was lining up the scallops at the side seams, which took a bit of patience. The double rows of scallops were about an inch apart. Continue Reading

  • Perfectly Fall Pleated Dress + Tips for Ironing Wool

    September 10, 2014 by Jamie Lau Designs

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    In anticipation for fall, I designed a pleated dress with a little bit of sleeve coverage using a designer midweight wool in beautiful teal. I thought the subtle blue and green coloration would work great with the season change. This fabric has a nice drape to it and was very easy to cut and sew. The generous width (59” wide) is perfect for a pleated skirt design - or even a circle skirt! Continue Reading

  • Linen Palazzo Pant Jumpsuit by Jamie Lau Designs

    April 22, 2014 by Jamie Lau Designs

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    I’ve been busy designing jumpsuits this month, including a style with a drawstring waist in embroidered Japanese cotton. For my latest edition of Fashion Travelogue, I selected two beautiful fabrics from the Britex linen category for a bolder jumpsuit look - a colorblock palazzo pant style with short kimono sleeves. For the yoke and necktie, I chose a lightweight linen that is a cross between hunter green and teal green. And for the volume-heavy part of the garment, I selected a midweight linen that is a lovely mix of warm copper and terracotta tones. The width on both of these fabrics is quite generous (58”-59” wide), perfect for wide leg pants. Continue Reading

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