Bra Fit for Every Body Class

Overview

Bra Fit for Every Body Class

The Bra Fit for Every Body class is designed for advanced or professional bra-makers. This class is designed for those who want to improve their fitting skills to make comfortable, supportive, and pretty bras.

Wonder how to make sample bras for 90 sizes? We will show you how! Learn how to assess the fit of a bra and then modify the pattern to reflect the changes you see. Beverly has a system she uses to go through the alterations step by step.

This is a five day course focusing on the fit of the Pin-up Girls Bra patterns only. No other garments will be considered.

You must already be sewing bras (no beginner bra-makers!) in order to take this course. This is NOT a course for someone who is unfamiliar with sewing up the Pin-up Girls bra patterns or a drafted bra pattern.

Machines available for rent for students who do not wish to bring their own machine. Machine rental is $50 for the 5 days.

$900.00 CAD

Please note: 

• Class begins at 10 am and ends at 4:30 pm. Doors open at 9:30 am.
• Bring your lunch or you can buy lunch out. We have a fridge, sink and microwave in our classroom kitchen.

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Print PDF of supplies list and directions to Bra-makers Supply Classroom

Bra Fit for Every Body Class

The Bra Fit for Every Body class is designed for advanced or professional bra-makers. This class is designed for those who want to improve their fitting skills to make comfortable, supportive, and pretty bras.

$900.00 CAD

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see Overview |  see info

see Required Materials | upcoming classes

What you get in the class

In this course you’ll get class notes, you’ll learn to fit every body shape and breast type and deal with unique physical traits. There are 5 body types and 5 breast shapes that we use a base to deal with. You’ll also learn how to make omega bras and low contour. You’ll also get a fitting booklet with all the alterations that  you need to modify our bra patterns to fit any woman on the planet.

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Skill Level

You need to be making bras already in order to take this class. We will not be teaching basic construction in this class, it is an advanced class. This is not a class for beginners, but for someone who is interested in making bras for other women or who wants to really hone her bra-making skills. You should be familiar with the Pin-up Girls patterns and their construction.

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Lesson Plan

Monday

The week is off to a good start as we study the theory behind bra fitting. You’ll learn the body types, breast shapes, support levels, and all the issues that these women face. You learn what fabrics to use for the cup and the band and what styles of bra are best for these women. You can often circumvent fitting issues by knowing what particulars to avoid as much as what to use.

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Tuesday

We will start our in-class practical work today by studying each of the fit issues, which you will see  for yourself on a real bra. You will learn to translate what you see on the bra to what that means to the pattern. Then you will use your scale models to make the adjustments yourselves in your workbook. so you have a permanent record of each change and how to do it.

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Wednesday

We continue our practical work today but this time, we are into the big alterations – to the cups themselves. All of this workbook theory is just that – but this afternoon, we are going to break into teams to measure each other. Don’t be shy, ladies! We will provide the sample bras to use for fitting each of your “clients” and you will see that each student in the class has different issues than everyone else. You will be given a client alterations sheet which you can copy for use at home for your own clients.

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Thursday

You will spend part of the morning doing the alterations to the patterns for your clients from yesterday. This is where having the instructor(s) nearby is  so helpful! Then it is off to the sewing machines where you will sew up the bra pattern you have modified. You are going to make a mock-up to try on your client, then try it on her in the tomorrow.

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Friday

Today’s the day where you see how (not IF) your bra alterations worked. Of course they worked! You will really start to see how each alteration affected the pattern. You’ll also see everyone else’s alterations and their client. You’ll have the benefit of seeing 8 women fitted, without having to sew all 8 yourself! By the time the Bra Fit for Every Body Class is over, everyone is keen to go home and put their new fitting skills into practice!

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More Info

Dates

Bra Fit for Every Body

September 18 – 22 ( Monday – Friday), 2017  **ONE SPOT AVAILABLE**

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Materials

Bring to Class: 

• Rotary cutter and mat, weights optional (if you use rotary cutters)
• Paper Scissors, SHARP fabric scissors, thread snips
• Stretch 75/11 machine needles (available on site)
• 1/4″ foot or a foot to ensure a perfect 1/4″ seam allowance
• Regular polyester thread (available on site)
• Washout marker (available on site)
• Drafting paper, ruler, scotch tape, pencil etc. to trace the pattern
• Zig-zag sewing machine in good working order
• The foot pedal and power cords for the machine above!
• Basic sewing supplies including spare bobbins, a seam ripper, pins, tape measure,
extra needles, seam gauge etc
• Please mark all your supplies with your name. We are not responsible for any loss.

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Print PDF of supplies list and directions to Bra-makers Supply Classroom

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Fill out the form to have one of our staff get in touch with you and guide you to the most appropriate class for your skill level or your needs.

or call 905 538 1396

(Staff will be available Monday-Friday from 10:00AM until 5:00PM EST to get in touch about your class reservation request. All reservations are confirmed by email or phone and Bra-makers Supply will confirm that you have the prerequisite skills required for every class you wish to take, before taking payment or deposit and booking you for your preferred class. We want to ensure you have a satisfying and successful experience as well as fun in our classroom.)

Testimonials

I spent 2 weeks taking classes in the shop, Beverly is a great teacher who is happy to share her extensive knowledge. The staff was also friendly, knowledgeable, kind and helpful.

Carla, from BC

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FAQs

What materials do we need for Bra Fit for Every Body Class?

For a list of materials you need to bring to class see the materials list by clicking here.

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