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Cinnamon slip in silk with small bust adjustment

Even with the onset of colder weather in California, I've not wanted to give up on wearing dresses.  But tights with dresses, and the static that clings them together, make me completely crazy.  So, with an opportunity to use some of Britex's beautiful silks, I just had to make a slip.   The fabric I chose… Continue reading Cinnamon slip in silk with small bust adjustment

anise, britex guest blogger, colette patterns, outerwear, wool

Anise Jacket in wool tweed

With the chill of Fall settling on the Bay Area, a new jacket was definitely in order.  With the classic double-breasted Anise pattern by Colette in mind, I selected this incredible Rose Madder and Plum Tweed Wool  fabric from Britex Fabrics.  I loved the striking color and texture of the fabric and it seemed both… Continue reading Anise Jacket in wool tweed

britex guest blogger, colette patterns, mens clothing, negroni, plaid, shirt

Man’s button-up: Matching plaids

When I discovered the beautiful and vintage-y modern plaid at Britex, I knew I had found the fabric for which I had been searching.  I had in mind a short sleeve button-up shirt for my husband, but wanted something different than classic dress shirting.  This fab plaid completely fit the bill!   However, once I… Continue reading Man’s button-up: Matching plaids