Pintuck & Purl

Master Class: Marlborough Bra 06/20/20 + 06/21/20

We are so excited to welcome back to our Master Class Series (a two-day workshop with an intense focus) brilliant bra-maker, Norma Loehr, the mastermind behind the very popular pattern company, Orange Lingerie, with her ever-popular class, The Marlborough Bra! Have you been dreaming about getting into bra making? Come and learn from a master!

When:  June 20th + June 21st

Saturday, June 20th:  9 am–5 pm (lunch will be provided)
Sunday, June 21st:  9 am–5 pm (lunch will be provided)

About the Workshop:

Over the course of this two-day workshop students learn how to fit and sew their own custom underwire bra using the Orange Lingerie Marlborough bra sewing pattern. Norma Loehr fits each student and teaches them how to customize the fit of their garment.

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 Marlborough bra is a perennial favorite of Orange Lingerie’s custom clients since it provides such great support and shaping. This versatile 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;
  • A lace upper cup to feel and look pretty everyday; and
  • A size range of 30A to 40J.

About the Materials:

This workshop includes the Marlborough bra sewing pattern. Bra making requires specialty materials that are available from the instructor. Each student kit contains all materials and notions (except thread) to make two bras.

About the Instructor:

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.