Boylston Bra Weekend Intensive - 4/4 - 5

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Boylston Bra Weekend Intensive - 4/4 - 5

495.00

with Norma Loehr of Orange Lingerie

Saturday & Sunday April 4 + 5, 2020

9am-5pm each day

Location: 442 Warren St.

Class size limited to 10

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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, instructor Norma Loehr fits each student and teaches them how to customize the fit of their garment.

 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:
·      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.

 ******Experience Required: To take this class students should have intermediate level sewing skills as evidenced by the ability to make a button down shirt or similar on their own.*******

Supplies:  Students are required to purchase a $60 kit from the instructor which includes all materials and notions (except thread) to make two bras.  Prior to the workshop, the instructor will reach out to students regarding kit specifics and choices.

Students should bring:
-Sewing machine*
-Sewing machine bobbins
-Pins and pin holder (if using pins)
-Fabric marker, preferably water soluble (no clipping marks on bras)
-Fabric shears
-Offset or duck billed scissors
-Rotary cutter (if using)
-Rotary cutting mat (if using rotary cutter)
-Seam ripper
-Stretch sewing machine needles (Schmetz 75/11 Stretch)
-Hand sewing needles
-Pattern weights (if using)
-Thread (class kits are white on day 1, color variety on day2)
-Scotch tape
-Tracing paper (pattern modifications, stabilizer)
-French curve
-Ruler with 1/16” markings
-Pencil and eraser for pattern alteration work, colored pencils helpful
-Any supplies you feel are necessary for sewing!

*Sewing machine must have at a minimum a straight stitch and a zigzag stitch. 3-step zigzag is also highly desirable.

Sustenance:  A locally sourced lunch, beverages and snacks will be provided on each day.

Lodging: If you are traveling from afar and need a place to stay for the weekend, we have a few rooms available on site for an additional $150 - $200 (total for 2 nights).  Email Katharine if you would like to reserve a room.  There are singles and shared rooms available on a first come first served basis.  

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.