Bra making has certainly come a long way since I first started my own bra adventures. Where I once had to dig to find good information on construction and materials, resources are plenty. Even better, the oft-heard phrase “bra making seems SO scary” has been officially kicked out of our collective sewing language. (Yes? It better be!)
I’ve already seen some gorgeous Harriets, thanks to Instagram and a few women who love to email me photos. Not only is bra making NOT scary, some of these women made a bra in less than two hours after I put it up for sale. That’s some sewing zeal.
Today I have a few groovy happenings to share with you, all bra-related of course…
Today I’m the guest on Maker Style. For the last month the lovely Rachel Felix interviewed a variety of wonderful lingerie makers for her podcast so if you need a lingerie fix, there are lots of great episodes!
Rachel and I talk about all things Harriet, my passion for teaching, how to be a beginner, and why I don’t love pre-measuring elastic. (I really don’t love it, but she managed to pull out a calculation if you want to. Annd she’s also offering a special shop discount for listeners–wink wink.
Would you like to learn how to make a Harriet bra in person?
*Craft South in Nashville is hosting me for their first-ever bra making workshop! Tickets and details are here. Nashville is like Austin’s big sister so I’m sure I will feel right at home with y’all!
*Camp Workroom is back! And I’m returning to teach the bra making intensive this fall.
I have to fish around for the right words for the Camp Workroom experience. I’ve never experienced anything like it. I can say I’ve never exactly experienced anything like it, but Jennifer Weise and the Workroom Social gang have put together a really wonderful event. It’s a heady two days of non-stop sewing, chatter, knitting late into the night, catching up with new/old friends. Intensive sewing without any life distractions is my favorite way of sewing, and that happens, oh, once in a blue moon?
Details of the bra making workshop are here and if you are curious about the vibe of camp, check out this year’s video. (You can catch a glimpse of me overheating a bit because it was an oddly hot 75 degrees in upstate New York last fall!)
As we say in the south, y’all come back now. I’m working on a post to go up later week answering some frequent questions about Harriet.
[Top image used with permission: Maker Style]
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