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Beginner: No experience necessary — we’ll teach you everything!
Beginner Plus: You have taken a 101 class or equivalent. You are familiar with threading your machine or know basic knit or crochet stitches.
Intermediate: You’ve got a few projects under your belt. You’ve made a few things and are looking to increase your knowledge.
Advanced: You know quite a bit about your chosen craft and you’re ready to take it to the next level.
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Retreat Meets: 06/01/19, 9am - 5pm and 06/02/19, 9am - 5pm
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. Norma Loehr fits each student and teaches them how to customize the fit of their garment.About the Students:Students should have intermediate level sewing skills as evidenced by the ability to make a button down shirt or similar on their own.
Please note: There are NO refunds or store credit given at any time for classes with out of town instructors and special guest instructors. Your seat may be transferred to a friend if you cannot attend. Ages 18+About the Pattern: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.
About the Materials:Your class fee includes the Marlborough bra sewing pattern, 15 hours of instruction, use of sewing machines and basics notions, lunch on both days of the workshop, and water and snacks throughout the weekend.
Bra making requires specialty materials. Your email address will be shared with your instructor so you can purchase a bra making kit directly from Norma prior to class. Your purchased student kit will contain all materials and notions (except thread) to make two bras. An additional supply list will be emailed to students in January 2019.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.
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