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Bra Making Level 1 Workshop
Bra Making Level 1 Workshop

Bra Making Level 1 Workshop

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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING A SPACE ON THIS WORKSHOP... you will need to send us your measurements as outlined below as soon as you have booked your space.

Date and Time of Class - Saturday 10th August 2024.  9am until 5pm.  

In this fun class, students will learn the techniques of bra making, lingerie fabrics and special notions.  And of course key fitting issues.

It’s been a few months in the planning and at long last we are ready to go live with our very first one day bra making workshop!

The aim of the workshop is to introduce you to all the fabrics and hardware used in bra making, guide you through cutting out your pieces and then showing you the sequence of steps that will magically bring together your very first bra toile.

Please note that your first bra toile may not fit perfectly in actual fact it very rarely does! but you have to start with a building block that you can adjust and adapt as you go through your bra making journey.

This workshop is aimed at the intermediate sewer and is not suitable for complete beginners. 

Please DO NOT use your ready to wear bra size! Pattern designers use different measuring methods to draft their patterns and you MUST follow their guide on how to select your bra size for that pattern.

The pattern we have chosen for you is the Black Beauty Bra, an amazingly versatile balconette style underwired bra. All the materials, hardware and underwires will be provided for you on the day so all you need to do is bring your sewing machine and join us for a day of fun!  

We do encourage you to bring your own sewing machines that you are familiar with and as long as they can do a straight stitch and a zig zag you are good to go.

There are however sewing machines available if you need one.

How to Measure for the Black Beauty: 

For the most accurate measurement wear your best non-padded bra and use a soft tape measure.  Please see the photograph in the gallery to help you measure.  

1. Find Your Band Size

Measure directly under your bust, holding the tape measure snug against your chest.

Round this number to the closest even number (in inches), rounding up if you are directly in between. This is your band size.

2. Find Your Cup Size

Measure over the fullest point of your bust, be sure not to pull the tape measure tight. Subtract your band size, from your full bust. Each inch of difference equals 1 cup size.

3. Find Your Bra Size

Put your band size and cup size together to get your bra size.

4. Please send us your measurements

Once you have purchased your spot on the workshop please send us your measurements so that we can double check your bra size and have the correct underwires ready for your bra.

This class will take place at the workshop based above our shop on Herbert Street in Pontardawe, SA8 4EB.  Please note that there are two short flights of stairs to climb.

There will be refreshments on the day and you will have a 10% discount voucher to use in store on the day also.  

Refunds are unable to be given on workshops unless we are able to re-fill the space.