Make Your Own Bra Weekend Intensive - 4/13 - 14

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Make Your Own Bra Weekend Intensive - 4/13 - 14


THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. Please email us at if you would like to join the waiting list.


with Norma Loehr of Orange Lingerie

Saturday & Sunday April 13-14

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 underwire bra using the Orange Lingerie Marlborough bra sewing pattern. Instructor Norma Loehr fits each student and teaches them how to customize the fit of their garment.

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:
- Three piece cup that allows for increased shaping and more ability to play with pattern prints and color combinations;
- Power bar that moves the breasts toward the front of the body for a slimming effect;
- Comfortable scoop back that lies smoothly under clothes and enhances support;
- Lace upper cup to feel and look pretty everyday; and
- 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.*******

Sustenance:  Snack, beverages and a locally sourced lunch will be provided each day of the workshop.

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 $125 - $175.  Email Katharine if you would like to reserve a room.  There are singles and shared rooms available on a first come first served basis.  

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.

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.