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Recap: Bra Making With Madalynne February

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Valentine’s Day holds a special place in my heart. Not because of the flowers, chocolates and other sweets that are all around, but because it was Valentine’s Day weekend many moons ago that I hosted my first bra workshop. If someone told me then that today, I’d be teaching sewing out of my own studio, designing lingerie for companies like Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, and developing patterns for Simplicity, I’d say, “Boy, that’s a dream come true!”

Last Saturday was another smash hit.  There were 5 students who attended, which is a really nice size class. With the help of Ying, I am still able to give everyone 1-on-1 attention. It doesn’t feel too small or too big. I added variety to the class – every student made the Madalynne X Simplicity 8229, but one student and myself made foam cups so that the other students could learn from us.

So cheers to another successful (and sold out) bra workshop. On to the next one! The April class is sold out, but there are spots left for March and May. Click here to sign up now!

Fabric: Black Lycra (for back band) from Fleishman Fabrics / nude sheer cup lining (for bridge and cups), black power net (to line back band) and galloon lace (for cups) from Tailor Made Shop
Trims: 1/8″, 3/8” and 1/2″ picot/plush elastic, 1/2″ strap elastic, underwires, rings + sliders, and channeling and hook + eye from Tailor Made Shop
Sewing Machines: PFAFF Passport 2.0 (AMAZING! Read my review here)
Pattern: Madalynne X Simplicity 8229 
Florals: Bekuh Browning
Catering: Le Pain Quotidien
Goodie bagsHeidi Swapp Planner, Signature Sewing Thread from PFAFF, Caramels and Albeit Lipgloss from Anthropologie

Check out the full album here

See even more photo on Instagram: #bramakingwithmadalynne

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    meganfrancine

    Wow! Beautiful bras and a beautiful party…I mean workshop 😉 love the way you styled the table with the food. It is almost too beautiful to eat!

    • Reply

      maddie

      The food was just as delish as it looked ; )

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