Three Little Birds Sewing Co.
Boylston Bra Making Weekend Workshop with Norma Loehr of Orange Lingerie
We're happy to announce Norma will be back with us June 15th & 16th, 2019!
Do you have trouble finding a comfortable bra? Ever wonder what it would be like to be able to make your very own custom fit bra? Here's your chance to do exactly that!
Join us for a weekend of bra-fitting and making with Norma Loehr of Orange Lingerie. Norma will walk you through the steps of getting the perfect fit, how to make adjustments for your body type, and sew two bras of your own. The ultimate goal for the weekend is to have you leave class with a customized bra pattern and the skills to sew your own bra once class has ended.
About the weekend:
The workshop will be a two day event, from 9am to 5pm each day. Each morning you'll be provided coffee from our neighbors at Vigilante Coffee. We will break for lunch each day for about an hour. Lunch and snacks are included for both days. Please let us know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Day 1-- Saturday June 15rd, 2019
This will be our intensive sewing day. Norma will focus primarily on bra construction for the first day but will have you try on all bra sizes to find the appropriate fit for you. She'll guide you through the cutting, marking, and sewing of a complete Marlborough bra. She'll encourage you to focus on learning bra sewing techniques, rather than trying to be perfect (and who doesn't love that philosophy!??!)
Day 2- Sunday June 16th, 2019
Fitting day! Norma will help you properly fit your bra, make any pattern adjustments, and complete a second bra. By the end of the day, you'll have created a personalized bra pattern just for you.
Prior to class
Norma will send you a pre-read and you'll have the opportunity to ask her any questions about bra making through e-mail.
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. In addition to learning how to work with cut-and-sew foam for bra making, students will also learn how to adapt the Boylston bra into a bikini top.
About the Students:
Students should have intermediate level sewing skills as evidenced by the ability to make a button down shirt or similar on their own.
About the Pattern:
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.
About the Materials:
This workshop includes the Boylston bra sewing pattern. Bra making requires specialty materials that are available from the instructor. Students kits will available for purchase through the instructor. Each student kit contains all materials and notions (except thread) to make two bras during the workshop.
About your instructor, Norma Loehr:
After spending years working on Wall Street, Norma quit her job to pursue her love of sewing and lingerie. She started a custom bra and lingerie making business, Orange Lingerie. Nowadays, she no longer takes custom work, but rather focuses on teaching and designing lingerie sewing patterns.
Please note that due to the limited space for workshops, your registration is non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person but please pass along their name and contact info. We often have a waiting list for workshops and we are happy to help arrange with you to transfer your registration.