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11/12 + 11/13 Master Class: Boylston Bra

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We're 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!

Class Dates
Saturday, November 12th:  9 am–5 pm (lunch provided)

Sunday, November 13th:  9 am–5 pm (lunch 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 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. One Day 1, we'll make a bra from fabric, and on Day 2, one from lace.

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. 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, sold separately. Each purchased student kit contains all materials and notions (except thread) to make two bras during the workshop.

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.

This is a in-person class. We're currently following CDC Mask Guidelines for Rockingham County based on the information here. Please check mask guidance prior to attending.

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NOTE: If you're unable to attend a class you've registered for, you must notify us at least 72 hours before the first session. Cancelations with fewer than 72 hours' notice will not be issued a refund or credit. By registering for this class, you are agreeing to abide by our class policies.