make*do*mend: Special Edition Weekend Workshop - The Boylston Bra with Orange Lingerie, Sat/Sun April 25 and 26, 2020 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Join us for an epic adventure in making your own gorgeous bra in our upcoming two-day workshop with Norma Loehr, founder and owner of Orange Lingerie! We’re big fans around here and are so delighted to welcome her back to Seattle at the Drygoods Design studio. This deep dive into one of the most supportive parts of lingerie will get you set to make more on your own as you glean plenty of tips, tricks, and construction techniques from a master in her field for your first two bras in class.
About the Workshop: Over the course of this two-day workshop students learn how to fit and sew their own custom foam cup underwire bra using the Orange Lingerie Boylston bra sewing pattern. To get the best fitting garment, Norma fits each student and teaches them how to customize the fit of their garment.
The Boylston bra first appeared in an article that Norma wrote for Threads Magazine (Issue #174 subscription required to read article). This pattern is incredibly versatile allowing you to make your own custom foam bra, standard cut-and-sew bra or even bikini top.
The Boylston is a versatile and supportive full frame underwire bra for everyday featuring:
- A three piece, demi cup that allows for shaping and the ability to play with prints and color combinations;
- A comfortable fabric strap that creates a flattering neckline;
- A design that is compatible for use with cut-and-sew foam, luxury linings and a variety of trim options; and
- A comfortable fabric strap that creates a flattering neckline; and
- A size range of 30A to 40J
Students should have intermediate level sewing skills as evidenced by the ability to make a button down shirt or similar on their own.
This workshop includes the Boylston bra sewing pattern. Bra making requires specialty materials that are a required kit purchase from the instructor. Each student kit contains all materials and notions (except thread) to make two bras during the workshop.
Norma Loehr, founder and creative director of Orange Lingerie, started making custom bras in 2010. In 2013, she published her book Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction and started releasing lingerie sewing patterns shortly thereafter as part of her company’s mission to give home sewists the ability to make their own beautiful and professional looking lingerie.
Price: $550 (includes 16 hours of instruction, catered Saturday lunch, morning tea/coffee, and snacks for both days, machine and tools for class, pattern/thread, and more than likely another treat or two in there as well)
CLASS POLICY: All classes at Drygoods Design require prepayment and registration. In some cases, day-of sign up is available. Classes are non-refundable and are held to a strict cancellation policy; please be sure of your schedule prior to registration. Cancellations received 72 hours before the day of class, will be able to redistribute their class fees to another class. Cancellations received less than 72 hours before the day of class or no-shows will forfeit their class fees entirely. We are unable to guarantee the same class or session will be available for rescheduling. Late arrivals, past 20 minutes without notice, may be considered no-shows and forfeit class fees.
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*Please note that classes are subject to change or cancellation based on low attendance.