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!