In February, I was thrilled to host my first bra making workshop (click here to see all the photos and fun we had!). It was an amazing day with a group of equally amazing women, and I can’t wait to do it again. Well, mark your calendars because that day is fast approaching. On June 27, August 22, and November 7, I’ll be hosting my second, third and fourth sessions!
Let’s face it, bra making is intimating. I wanted to make a bra for so long, but hesitated because I didn’t know where or how to start. Just like sewing knits, once you get the hang of elastic, stretch fabrics, hooks and eyes, sewing bras will become super easy. I promise! In one day, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know so that you have the confidence and the knowledge to go home and make many, many more.
Registration opens today and all the event details are below. Hopefully, I’ll be seeing you soon!
Date & Time:
Saturday, June 27 from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday, August 22 from 10:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
3245 Amber Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Cost: $315 (installment payments available upon request)
The details: The workshop is open to 6-8 students and you can sign up through Eventbrite. After 10 have signed up for each session, you will be put on a waiting list.
Project: Students will make a full band, underwired bra. After registering, you’ll receive instructions on how to take your measurements so that on the day of the workshop, a pattern in your size will be ready for you. This workshop only covers construction. 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.
Prerequisite: Some sewing knowledge is required. I strongly suggest that you bring your own machine (it’s like learning to drive on your own car), but machines will be available for those who cannot bring their own. Please let me know when you register so I can have one set up for you.
Supplies: All pattern and supplies are included in class fee.
Accoutrements: This will not be an ordinary class; it will be a workshop event. Just like the first session, there will be lunch, refreshments and treats throughout the day as well as photo ops, great music, giveaways, swag bags and not to mention, me-made bras!
Traveling from out of town? If you’re traveling from out of town and need accommodation recommendations, not a problem! Email me and I’ll get you all set up with the best and most affordable place to stay in Philadelphia.
“Attending Maddie’s workshop was such a lovely experience! Everything from the kits to the decor and catered meal were thoughtfully and beautifully planned, and I felt less like a student and more like a pampered bride! Maddie is a great teacher, and her passion for handmade lingerie is contagious. Both my lingerie drawer and my boyfriend thank Maddie profusely for this enjoyable new hobby.”
“I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this class! I was dreaming about making bras for days! I was blown away with what a beautiful and functional piece of clothing we were able to make and I have been loving my bra every day I wear it. I’ve made an additional bra so far and I plan to never buy a RTW bra again! All the treats and extras made me feel like a queen and I had such a good time. Thank you!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed Maddie’s bra-making workshop in Philly. Maddie has a great hands on teaching style, which I found very helpful. It was a real pleasure to meet other like-minded sewers, and to enjoy the sewing, refreshments and atmosphere that made the day such a treat. I was on the fence about trying out bra-making, but this workshop took away some of the mystery around it. I really did sew my own bra!”