June 2, 2016

Bra Making With Madalynne

We contacted Maddie back last Autumn about coming over to London to run her first non-US bra making workshop and were so excited when she said ‘yes, yes, YES!’. We didn’t know when or how but we thought it was a great idea all those months ago and last weekend we had two truly amazing workshops in our office by Granary Square.

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We started the day with breakfast before Maddie got started with the teaching. We had two brilliant groups over the two days, it felt quite indulgent to have two days packed full of sewing chat. Maddie talked the groups through each of the steps before they got going with the next bit of the bras. The day was finished up with an afternoon cream tea and fitting tips. Suddenly people started rushing off and running back in with their bras on – a couple of people left in theirs, now that’s gotta be a sign of a successful workshop right!?

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We’re already scheming up our next project with Maddie (any excuse for a trip to NY??) and excited to get sewing even more bras. Maddie put together this video of her London trip, take a look, and check out her round up here!

Hannah + Rosie

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We want to say a HUGE thank you to some people who sponsored our workshops and helped make them that little bit extra special!

Janome – for our machines!
Sew Crafty – for some crafty supplies
Meri Meri – helped us make our space look fancy and fun
Dalston Drinks – for some of their natural fizzy drinks
Chocolate and Love – supplied some organic chocolate for the journey home
Propercorn – for the perfect mid-afternoon snack
And for our supplies:
Fabric: Black shiny Lycra from Spandex House (for back band and frame) and lace and power net from Tailor Made Shop (for bra cups and lining)
Picot/Plush Elastic and Plush Channeling: Bra Making Supplies
Strap Elastic, Rings + Sliders and Hooks and Eyes: Tailor Made Shop
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