Thursday, July 24, 2014

Boob Camp - Wrapping Up

All good things come to an end - and so did Boob Camp.  But not before I visited Ann's Fabric's and took some photos of the gorgeous fabrics:

What an absolute riot of colour!  The shop carries a lot of stretch fabrics - great for bras, swimsuits etc.  I bought a couple of lengths of 6" lace that I have used to make the upper cups on two bras that I will post in the next few days.  The shop is absolutely overwhelming - in a great way!  If you peer through the doorway (OK, I did.  I got there about 30 minutes before opening time!) it looks like quite a small, compact shop.  Perfect when you only have a short period of time to shop because your sewing class starts soon . . . . . and then I discovered there was an upstairs.  And a downstairs.  And rooms to the back and the side.  Woohoo!

I also took a few photos of the displays in the Bra Makers Shop - what great inspiration these will be:

Well, it has been a great week - I have learned a huge amount and certainly feel confident now in my bra making abilities.  Although, I should let you know that on the last day, I totally messed up the black and red lace bra (and ended up having to finish it off at home) - there would have been so much unpicking needed that I just cut out two more cups - and that is the benefit of working with smaller pattern pieces!  Oh, and the dotty cream foam bra?  I somehow managed to sew the cups onto the band upside down.  Really.  I'm hoping that I won't be making those mistakes again!

So, back to reality and to the work that pays the bills!  I will be stalking Beverly as she takes part in Saskatchewan Stitches - a knitting/sewing/quilting extravaganza that takes place in Humboldt, Saskatchewan each May.  They have some great instructors, so next year I think that I will be packing up the car for an 8 hour drive to take part :)  What course to take next I wonder?  Perhaps a swimsuit?

I hope that you enjoyed these posts about Boob Camp - there was just so much going on that my senses were on overload and I have only manged to articulate a fraction of what went on!  I have three more bras to share with you - ones that I finished/made when I got home, and I am looking forward to making some regular clothes as well.  Incidentally, my bust point is now over an inch higher due to wearing better fitting underwear.  Who'd a thought?!

I hope that I have given you some food for thought - maybe even encouraged you to try making your own underpinnings.  I know that there will be many more bras in my future - and you know that I'll be sharing with them with you!


  1. Aww I kind of wish this series wasn't ending! I loved the fabulous places as well as the sewing content. Seriously, once I can make all my own basics, I want to try bras and swimsuits. I never thought I would, but I do!!

  2. This is my third attempt to comment on this post (my puter problem-so annoying).

    Because of you, I ordered the book, the Classic Pattern and two kits from Bra Makers, and the odds are very good that I will see you next year in Saskatchewan!

    1. Oh yes, and thank you for such an inspiring series!


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