February 02, 2016

American Bra-makers Convention - Salt Lake City!

The class schedule for the very first American Bra Convention has been finalized and I am proud to share it with you! The convention will be held in beautiful Salt Lake City! I am thrilled to be here with our American distributor, Camille from Sweet Cups Bra Supply!

For more information as to location, prices, hotel etc, please call Camille at 650-773-8283 or email her at camille@sweetcupsbras.com. There are limited spaces so please register as soon as possible! You won't want to miss this!

May 2nd:  Monday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Day session: Powerbars, Pockets, Slings & Collars 

This class will be spent working with all types of power bars, slings and collars (shown here is a collar). We'll learn what they do and what makes them work, how to design them and incorporate them into your bras. Do you or someone in your family have a mastectomy? Learn to design and insert a mastectomy bra pocket and how to make them to fit your bra pattern. By the end of the class, you will be designing, sewing and using these indispensable support tools with ease. We will be making a sample of each of the techniques taught but no one bra will be completed in class. Bring your bra pattern to class.

May 2nd:  Monday 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Evening session: Fitting Workshop with the Fairy Bra Mother.
 Students must bring their own bra they made and the pattern to the fitting. Beverly will tell you what you can do to improve the fit. If you have your pattern with you, she will personally alter the pattern for you. 20 minute allotment per student.

May 3rd: Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Day session: Cut & Sew Foam

Everyone loves a cut-and-sew foam bra . They cushion the bustline and provide a nipple-free look under clothes. Using cut-and-sew foam allows you to use virtually any fabric, including stretchy fabrics you can’t use for a regular bra cup.  We have tricks that allow the home sewer to cover her own cups and sew beautiful bras that rival ready-to-wear.  You can choose from 14 different foam colours! This is a class jam packed with foam, fun and friends! You must already know how to sew a bra and bring your bra pattern to class- no beginner bra-makers!

May 4th: Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Day session: Perfect Panties

Once you make your own custom panties, you'll never go back to buying them!  In this class, you will make the best-fitting panties you have ever owned. You will learn to draft either the regular panty or the boy leg panty from your own body measurements. You will also learn to make different styles from your panty block, including all-lace panties and thongs. Fabric and elastics are included for one pair of panties in your registration fee.

 May 4th: Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 pm 
Evening session: Bra Makers Gala

Want to know what makes a Fairy Bra Mother? Meet and greet with Beverly Johnson, star of stage and screen (!) and top selling Craftsy instructor! Beverly will be presenting a fantastically entertaining slide show as well as autographing any books or patterns you bring to the gala. Enjoy finger foods and dessert as you mingle with other sewing enthusiasts from around the country!

May 5th: Thursday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Day session: Style Changes
In this class, you will learn how to change your basic pattern into every style you want. Vertical seams, diagonal seams, multiple piece cups, long-line – what style lines do YOU want in your bra? After completion of the class, you should be able to look at a ready-to-wear bra and know exactly how to duplicate the style. In the morning you will learn to change the style, then in the afternoon, you will check the fit of the cup you designed in the morning. You must bring your bra pattern to the class.

May 6th: Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Day session: Finishing School – Advanced Sewing Techniques

This class is for bra-makers who want to improve their design and construction skills to make beautiful and fashionable bras that rival the most expensive ready-to-wear. Wonder how to design and make a Gothic arch, multiple straps, a lace up bridge or a double-T strap attachment? You will also learn to design and work with lace, on the cups, or the frame. Learn to determine what steps to do first and which will impact construction later on. You must already be sewing bras (no beginner bra-makers!) in order to take this course. Bring your bra pattern to class.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, what a power packed week, so much fun for sure !

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  2. Oh my goodness! What a treat! I live in Salt Lake City and hope I can attend.

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    1. Patrice - you should register as there are only 2 spaces left!

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  3. I'm so very excited to be able to attend this event! Can't wait to meet & learn from you Beverly :D!

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