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Bra Making with Madalynne: Halter Bralette


I’ve been lucky in that at almost every workshop, there is a “character” who makes the whole class. You know the saying, “a bad egg can spoil the batch”? In this case, the opposite is true. At yesterday’s workshop, this “character” was Donnelle. I’ve know him for only a short while. We met two weeks ago when he started at Anthropologie Rittenhouse (I’m a part time personal stylist). We were chitchatting and I mentioned that I was teaching a sewing class. “I’d love to go! I haven’t taken a sewing class in a while.” he said. “It’s a lingerie class,” I said. “Even better” was his retort. As you can see in the photos, he is one of those people who loves life, and I love him for it.

The three other students – Vivi, Victoria and Betty – traveled from out of town to attend. I’ve followed Vivi’s blog for a while and it was so great meeting her in person. Once again, Ying came. We have become such good friends and have a sewing trips an sewing days planned.

This workshop was extra special in another way too. It was the first class as a PFAFF partner. All students (successfully) sewed their bras on the brand’s Passport 2.0. I’ll have A LOT more to share about our partnership very soon plus loads of tutorials on the way.

There are three more workshops for 2016. The October session is sold out, but November and December have 1 spot and 4 spots respectively  Click here to read more and sign up!

A huge thank you goes out to the people and sponsors who made yesterday possibly. It was NOT the result of a one woman show. Muchos gracias!

Fabric: Black lace and nude powernet from Tailor Made Shop
Trims: 3/8” picot/plush elastic, clear elastic, nude channeling and hook + eye from Tailor Made Shop 
Sewing Machines: PFAFF Passport 2.0
Pattern: Madalynne x Simplicity Halter (View B)
CateringPure Fare 
Mini Herbal WorkshopThe Parlour
Florals: Bekuh Browning
Goodie bags: galloon lace fromTailor Made Shop, chocolate, Rifle Paper Co. notebooks, twig pencils

Check out the full album here and see even more photo on Instagram: #bramakingwithmadalynne



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    mlga 730

    It looked like you and your students had so much fun taking this class!

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    Janet Allen Vandermeulen

    That cake! Looks as fun as the workshop!

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      Everything, including the cake, was perfection!

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    Looks like such a fun class! You should host one in Louisville, Nashville, or Cincinnati. I’d so be there!

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    Oh Maddie, your classes always look like such fun times are had by all. But this dress of yours stole the show for me. All the heart eyes! Off to learn more about these beautiful Pfaff machines…

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    I actually wonder whether there are lingerie houses that make tailor made Lingerie and bras? I find a bra to be such an intimate and specific item of underwear that I would actually want to get it tailor made.

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    Donny and Maddie??!!! Love it! Keep the creativity flowing, my friends. ✂️

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