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 new class, The Foam Boylston Bra! Have you been dreaming about getting into bra making? Come and learn from a master!
When: May 17th–19th
Friday, May 17th: 5 pm–7 pm student meet + greet (this is optional)
Saturday, May 18th: 9 am–5 pm (lunch will be provided)
Sunday, May 19th: 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 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.
What skill level should I have? Students should have intermediate level sewing skills as evidenced by the ability to make a button up 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:
What do I need? This workshop includes the Boylston 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 during the workshop. You can either sign up to use one of our classroom machines or you can bring you own. A full list of notions and supplies will be sent out to students two weeks before class.
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.