This beautiful white underwire bra was made by a student in our Bra Making Course.
In our course students learn to make a bra that has multiple cup pattern pieces (this means more support), wires, hooks and eyes, adjustable straps and full (wider) band. We provide details of wonderful suppliers for gorgeous bra fabrics and laces during booking and advise of the pattern that students need to purchase.
To accommodate different skill levels, you can take this course over 16 or 8 hours!
- 16 hour course students make a toile bra first and learn how to undertake pattern adjustments before cutting into their fabulous fabric. The course starts two weeks before the 8 hour option –
- 8 hour course students join after the first two workshops, they choose their size based on measurements and learn to make a beautiful bra.
Common Workshop Questions:
Can I lengthen the skirt?
Absolutely, we can lengthen the skirt pieces – just ensure you lengthen the front and back by the same amount.
What are the settings for an ease stitch?
There are daffodils nodding along the street, so that means this Spring Trench is about to have many, many outings! The Ulysses Trench Coat from Victory Patterns is a beautiful coat, drapey, pretty and with lots of lovely details included.
This trench sews up beautifully. All the seams are bound, in this coat Danielle used a linen pre-made binding from The Fabric Store. If you have two machines, thread up to match your fabric and thread up to match your binding – then there will be no delays at all.
The vent in the back of the trench is easy to sew and you’ll be very impressed with yourself. There is a rain guard and it has small notched in gaps to allow the belt to pass through. The epaulettes on the shoulders give a great line. The trench has set in sleeves, a simple shawl collar and no lining – so everyone can see your pretty bound seams. This woven fabric also came from The Fabric Store. It has fantastic drape.
Did you know that Elvis’ favourite colours were pink & black? Someone told me that years ago and it made the combo even hotter in my eyes!
So for the contrast shift dress sample that we’re currently making up, I wanted to feature the fav’ colours of The King. As well as a poodle print that I think he would approve of.
If you have completed the Sewing Basics Course – congratulations! Well done on jumping in and getting to know the machines and the basics of sewing.
Don’t let everything you’ve learnt go to the dark recesses of your mind. If you don’t keep using your new skills they’ll windup back there with the knowledge of how long to boil an egg with soft, medium or hard yolk (every time I have to look it up… EVERY time).
So let’s look at projects, resources and information to keep you going!