Three Little Birds Sewing Co.
Marlborough Bra Making Weekend Workshop with Norma Loehr of Orange Lingerie
We're happy to announce Norma will be back with us June 23rd & 24th, 2018!
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 23rd, 2018
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 24th, 2018
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.
Additional materials required
Each student is required to purchase a kit from Norma at the beginning of class. The cost of the kit is $60 and includes everything you'll need to make two bras, with the exception of thread. Three Little Birds will provide white thread for all students, but you'll need to purchase or bring your own if you'd like to use a different color.
Students will be able to purchase additional kits, if desired.
About the Marlborough Bra Pattern, from Norma:
"The Marlborough bra is a perennial favorite of my custom clients since it provides such great support and shaping. One of the reasons I like it so much is that this style provides a great foundation for playing with different laces and prints for fun and variety."
The Marlborough is a pretty and supportive full frame underwire bra for everyday featuring:
- A three piece cup that allows for increased shaping and more ability to play with pattern prints and color combinations;
- A power bar that moves the breasts toward the front of the body for a slimming effect;
- A comfortable scoop back that lies smoothly under clothes and enhances support; and
- A lace upper cup to feel and look pretty everyday.
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.