If you can sew a sleeve into an armhole, you can make a bra….Linda Sepeda
It shouldn't hurt to wear a bra.
Nor should wearing a bra cause "divots" in the shoulder area or the rib cage.
Many women wear the wrong size bra, and doing that can hurt for a number of reasons.
It can also affect circulation and cause numbness. The shoulders and back can hurt. Wires could constrict or poke.
A properly sized bra can alleviate many of these conditions, and might even make you look younger and slimmer.
If you think you might be wearing the wrong size, have pain when you wear a bra or have trouble finding the right size when shopping, this is a great opportunity to learn how to make your very own bras.
Linda will be using the Beverly Johnson Pin-up Girls Classic style for this class. It can be made as pretty or as utilitarian as you like, however for this first class, the materials will be a uniform Beige color with standard trims and findings.
In this two-day workshop taking place on two Sundays in November (the 4th & the 11th), instructor Linda Sepeda will walk you through the process of sewing your own bra. Linda uses a Beverly Johnson Pin Up Girls Classic underwire bra pattern & each student will be measured for correct size.
In this class, you will receive:
- Sewing instruction & demonstrations for how to sew your bra
- Personal assistance from Linda with your individual bra
- All the materials you will need to make your bra - Pattern, Fabric, elastic, underwires, findings & more ($40 value) (There is usually enough fabric to make two bras but you will need to buy an extra set of findings if you want to make a second one)(all students will make a "Beige" color for this first bra)
- Resource list
Linda Sepeda is owner of Violet's Valentines (www.violetsvalentines.com) - She fits, makes custom bras and teaches others to make their own. Linda trained in Canada having studied and received a Bra fitting and design certificate from -The School of Sewing Arts & Design, Hamilton. Linda has extensive knowledge of Mastectomy and nursing bras, Asymmetry, Prostheses, Shapewear & Other unique foundation garment needs.
Experience Needed: You should be able to operate a sewing machine, sew straight lines and curved lines and know how to sew opposable curves. There is no special machinery needed and all tools will be provide.
There is also an option for a custom fit bra pattern that will be created based off of your exact body measurements, using the same pattern as others in the class. This fit session will take place on Sunday, October 21st and takes about 45 minutes. There will be a $50 charge for this custom fit and we will set up appoints beginning at 12 noon.
Until Next Time, Happy Sewing!