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April 5, 2017 by DinaWedding season is getting into swing, so each week we're going to give you a detailed look at all of the bridal fabrics, embellishments and know-how that Britex has to offer–from the firsthand perspectives of our experts on the floor. This week, we're speaking with Laura at the third floor bridal counter, who has a decade of experience in making brides and wedding parties as beautiful as they can be.
October 27, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Need a last minute Halloween costume idea? The tutorial for this gorgeous phoenix costume that can be found on Instructables, by Natalina, is a little more of a challenge than some of the other projects we have presented, but it can be created in 15 steps, and the pattern from BurdaStyle is pretty intuitive, with access to a dress form. This is the second Instructable post by Natalina. Natalina is a designer with a degree in fashion design. Most of the items you will need for this project, including feathers and trims can be found on the second and third floor of our brick-and-mortar store. For the how to, visit Instructables here.
For the the headpiece tutorial, please visit the other part of this Instructable here.
September 30, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Our imported 100% nylon velvet ribbon is extremely soft and drapable. We carry single-faced velvet ribbon, double-faced velvet ribbon, and stretch velvet ribbon.Velvet ribbon is wonderful for many uses, including hair ornamentation, gown sashes, decorative bows, and gift wrap. We love using it as an unusual and elegant picture matt, or tied into tiny bows to trim the wrist of a pair of dove grey suede gloves. Whether you are creating a choker, a multilayered necklace wrap, an all-in-one choker and necklace, or a simple bow, Britex Fabrics has over 300 different velvet ribbons in our brick-and-mortar store. If you're not local, check out our fabulous velvet ribbon selection in our online store for a variety of colors.
August 11, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
We have this vintage circa 1920s-30 bobbin lace that we roar for! We have over 200 vintage lace trims on our third floor at the bridal counter. Many other animals, and lifestyle activities, such as tennis are represented. As well as traditional floral and geometric designs. In addition to vintage lace trims we have hundreds of modern lace trims and ribbons on the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store. Many of these trims are also available online.
To learn more about vintage lace and vintage lace trims, please visit the third floor of our brick-and-mortar store, or if you're not local, please chck out our excellent selection online.
Additionally, an excellent resource for vintage fashion enthusiasts is available through the San Francisco Public Library. This includes The Vogue Archive 1892 - present, Harper's Bazaar Archive 1867 - present, Women's Wear Daily Archive 1910 - present, The Design & Applied Arts Index 1973 - present, as well as The Women's Magazine Archive: Homes & Gardens 1922 - 2005 Good Housekeeping 1885 - 2005 and Redbook 1903 - 2005.
May 17, 2016 by Britex Fabrics
Outlander costume designer Terry Dresbach took full advantage of the width of our lace on the bodice of this turquoise gown. The negative space in the lace creates a striking zig zag pattern running vertically on the torso. The purple color plays beautifully with the iridescent turquoise silk. For more details and everything that is amazing about this dress, check out the discussion on frockflicks.com
To order this trim in Red, Grey, Black, Taupe, Navy, or Eggplant, contact us by phone or email.
French Alençon Lace Trim Eggplant - 5 1/2" Wide - $55.00 / yard
French Alençon Lace Trim Red - 5 1/2" Wide - $55.00 / yard
French Alençon Lace Trim Grey - 5 1/2" Wide - $55.00 / yard
French Alençon Lace Trim Black - 5 1/2" Wide - $49.95 / yard
French Alençon Lace Trim Taupe - 5 1/2" Wide - $55.00 / yard
French Alençon Lace Trim Navy - 5 1/2" Wide - $55.00 / yard
French Alençon Lace Trim Ivory - 5 1/2" Wide - $45.95 / yard
French Alençon Lace Trim White - 5 1/2" Wide - $45.95 / yard
April 8, 2016 by Britex FabricsSeason 2 of Outlander premiers on Saturday evening, and one of the most iconic new costumes--featured prominently in the Starz official trailer and all over the Internet--is this stunning dress made of fabric from Britex! We were thrilled to work with Outlander costume designer Terry Dresbach, who spent several days here choosing fabrics, trims and buttons for both seasons. Most of the fabrics that she selected were plaids and woolens for Season 1 (set in chilly Scotland), but this particular fabric is such a unique, spectacular combination of color and pattern that we are not surprised to see it emerge in Season 2, set in 18th century Paris. This dress is made of a heavy, luxurious furnishing fabric produced in Turkey by one of our favorite sources. Unusually, the floral pattern does not run up the roll, but was designed in panels. Each panel was 27" square: which meant that there were two panels in each 3/4 yard. We are generally wary of carrying panels like this in the store, because the square design tends to limit application to pillows, ottomans and the like--but we absolutely fell in love with the colors and were confident that our customers would feel the same!Terry is an incredibly savvy designer, so she turned the panels to her advantage, placing the flowers strategically around the skirt and bodice...and we can't imagine a more beautiful usage for for one of our favorite fabrics. We're also proud to mention that Outlander creator Ronald Moore (who happens to be Terry's husband) says in the Starz trailer that this is his favorite dress!We no longer have this particular piece in the store (because it took a LOT to make this dress), but we carry other fabrics of similar quality and design from the same source--so come in and take a look!Expect to hear more from us about Outlander as the season progresses!
May 4, 2015 by Britex FabricsToday, in honor of the 4th, we are celebrating our fellow Star Wars fans by showing off an array of fabrics that speak to the costumes of our beloved series.