Join the Bra-making Flickr Group!

Hello my fantastic bra-making friends, we still have a few days before the sew-along starts, but I wanted to invite y’all to join the Bra-making Sew Along Group on Flickr. [Edited: The Flickr group is now closed.]

This will be a central forum where we can ask questions or participate in group discussion, post photos of bras, materials, fittings, etc. You can always ask questions here on the comments, but I know it’s not always easy to go back and forth to different posts to find your answers. As of today we have over 100 joiners or maybes for the sew along! So hopefully this will help us get to know each other. Even if you’re a maybe you’re still welcome. Experienced bra-makers, you are also welcome to join and participate in whatever way you like!

For discretion, this is an invite-only group with a private discussion forum and group photo page. To join the group, you need a Flickr account (it’s free), and then send me a “join this group” request via the main page (link removed). Edit: In your request, please tell me what pattern you’ll be making so I know you are familiar with the preparations so far and you’re not a stranger!

bra-making flickr group

Naomi asked a really good question about whether you’ll need to purchase extra materials for a test bra. Not necessarily! I’ve been making “bra muslins” using muslin or some basic cotton or muslin scraps I have around for the front of the bra, and something like ribbon or scrap elastic for the straps. Some of you may have enough materials left over for a 2nd bra or for cutting a few test pieces. In all honesty, in bra-making (as with anything sewing!) experience will be your best friend, so if you have enough to make two while it’s all fresh on your mind, go for it!

Take care y’all, and Happy New Year!

5 Comments on Join the Bra-making Flickr Group!

  1. maddie
    January 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m so pumped for this sew along!

  2. Muriel Tillman
    January 9, 2013 at 3:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi there!
    I am so glad you’re having a bra making sew along!
    But I am having a problem subscribing to the Flickr group. Could you please help me, if at all possible? I can either work with the Pin up girls classic bra pattern 1239, an √Član pattern, or KS pattern. I have a few. Which ever will be in line with the group.
    Thank you.

  3. Mon
    January 12, 2013 at 9:45 am (2 years ago)

    Hi AMY,
    I would like to enter the sew along and the flickr group, would you mind sending me the invitation?
    Thanks! :)

  4. Tina Estrada
    February 23, 2014 at 12:03 am (1 year ago)

    I would like to join this group. I know that the group is not accepting new members but I wonder if I could be on a waiting list. I just discovered your website and I just love it. Thanks.

    • Amy
      February 28, 2014 at 7:01 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Tina, I don’t have a waiting list because the sew-along was held a year ago and the group is no longer active. However, all the sew-along posts are still up so you can follow along at your leisure.