Outside of sewing lingerie (did you see Nina Warner? Love!), I have been working on many exciting projects. There are new things coming soon, so to give you a sneak peek, I’m sharing a few below. Stay tuned!
Bra Making with Madalynne:
Mark your calendars! Summer 2015 will hopefully bring 2 more bra workshops! In May, I am meeting with Anna, who co-hosted the inaugural workshop. Dates will be announced soon after. We have a lot of new ideas to make the next workshop so much better. This time around, we will hold it at Madalynne Studios. Because of heating concerns, the first was held at Love Me Do’s studio. You can check out all the fun we had on my workshop page and if you’re interested in attended, email me! I’ll add you to a list of ladies who will get first notice when registration opens.
Portrait of a Seamstress:
Remember that book I wrote two years ago and still haven’t published? I took a brief sabbatical after I was turned down from every single publisher. They wanted a tutorial-based book. I want to do something different. I picked it up at the beginning of the year and have edited it heavily. I’m somewhat glad I got turned down because the book is so much cleaner and refined after looking at it with a refreshed eye! In May, I’ll begin working with Shannon from Little Kids Grow, to self publish. Shannon specializes in self publishing and I’m so excited to work with her. If all goes to plan, 2015 will be the year!
Have you noticed that recent What I’ve Made posts have featured garments flat and not on body? I haven’t been at the studio a lot. Blame old man winter. The heating is not the best, which means modeling results in purple lips, hands and feel. Brr! I’ll pass and wait till spring! Over the next month, I’ll be refreshing the space and getting back into the groove of studio life. I just renewed the lease, so I’m excited to be a part of The Loom for another year!
Bra Making Forum Facebook Page:
The Facebook group Natasha and I created has become very active! Since posting about it, membership has grown to more than 300. It has been a great resource for me to learn about bra and undie patterns on the market and pattern and fit corrections for other sizes. Want to join? Click here!
Madalynne Sewing Prints
: I am moving my shop on Society6 to Etsy. Society6 is a great platform and provides an excellent print on demand service, but I don’t this it’s the right location for my product. Having an active shop on Etsy will also be good when I publish my book. It will be another point of sale in addition to Amazon.
On my sewing table right now is a knee-length, v-neck dress. The only reason I’m working on it is because I didn’t plan well and ran out of 1/4” and 3/8” white elastic before restocking. Any bra maker will attest that these two trims are a must! I have other color elastics in the same widths, but no laces or fabrics to match or coordinate. So while I wait for the package to arrive, I’m making a spring dress. Confession – I hate the whole process! Okay, that’s an overstatement, but while I baste the sleeve and shirr the skirt, my mind wanders to bra making. I’ve caught the lingerie bug!
Basil and Sage:
My two kitties are growing up so fast! The most accurate description of them is rascals! Don’t let their good looks fool you, they are trouble makers! Trouble making rascals that I absolutely love! Their current antics include flushing the toilet and shredding the toilet paper, eating my hair in the middle of the night (which has been super fun to wake up to) and hiding inside the speaker compartment in my 1970s record player where I cannot get to them.