Attention Cali folks! Good news! I’ll be in San Francisco area in early August for a super secret, covert lingerie mission that I can’t talk about until later this year ; ) While I’m there, however, the ladies of Sewing Lessons in Redwood City have invited me to host a Bra Making with Madalynne. Teaching this workshop 2 years ago in London with The New Craft House was such a high point. This transpired quickly, but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity. So, I’ll be hitting the road in just a few weeks to teach my newest pattern with Simplicity, the 8711 underwire bralette, which will go on sale at the end of June. Holy shit, I’m so excited! Want to sign up? Read all the details below and then click here to hop on over to their website and sign up.
Overview: Based in Redwood City, the ladies of SLIRC specialize in one-on-one, personalized classes and have had the guest teachers, more like sewing royalty, such Kenneth King and Ryliss Rod offer classes.
When and where: Redwood City, California on Saturday, August 11th.
Cost: $399. This is more than my regular workshops here in Philly, but this is to cover the cost of my travel and accommodations.
Prerequisite: Intermediate sewing knowledge
Project and supplies: Students will be using the Madalynne X Simplicity patterns. All fabrics and trims will be included in cost.
Skills developed: in this workshop, you will learn:
- How to take accurate measurements and find your size
- How to handle lingerie fabrics with ease and confidence
- How to work with a monowire
- How to construct a bra from start to finish. Everyone will walk away with the confidence to tackle bra making on their own.
- You will also get lots of individual attention from Maddie who will provide tons of helpful lingerie sewing tips and tricks
Prior to the class, students will be asked to provide their size (they’ll receive a size chart and instructions on how to measure) so that a pattern will be ready for you on the day of. Simplicity 8711 goes up to size 42DD (full bust measurement of 38 3/8″). If your full bust measurement is larger than 38 3/8″, you are still welcome to join us. We will walk you through the construction steps, and you can later grade it up and make a second paid on your own.
fine print: Please note that this workshop will only cover construction, not fit. If you want help with fit and pattern corrections after the class, I am more than willing to help in-person and/or via email.
Travel and accommodations: Will you be traveling from out of town to attend? Email me or the ladies of SLIRC and we’ll give you
Want to attend a Bra Making with Madalynne workshop on the east coast? Before and after I head to Cali, I’ll be teaching a handful of workshops here in Philadelphia at Madalynne Studios. Scope out the schedule and sign up here.