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(Not) Beverly Johnson UK Classes 2018

Not Beverly Johnson courses hailed a real success! Hi everyone, now my whirlwind courses are all over and I have more time on my hands, I thought it was a good opportunity to catch up with you all and let you know how successful September and October have been for...

Ruby Sewalong – part 4

Hi again!  First the good news – the video in this post was made with my iPad and a new tripod.  So hopefully they will be better and also I think some of you have had a few issues with the sound, which I also hope will be better this time. OK – so, how...

Ruby Sewalong – part 3

Hi everyone! How’re you getting on with the wonderful Ruby pattern?  Hopefully by now you have cut out and sewn your cup pieces together.  This time we’re going to be finishing off the cups with fold-over elastic (FOE). As well as the sewing instruction,...

Ruby Sewalong – part 2

Welcome back!  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to grab your pattern and think about the fabrics you want to use. Since Ruby can be made with or without foam, I think it will be useful to include both styles in the sewalong so as not to limit your creativity 🙂 To...

Ruby Bra Sewalong

I’m so excited to be sharing the wonderful Ruby bra with you! To kick-off this sewalong I’ve done a couple of videos explaining the sizing and a little bit about suitable materials.  I’m going to make up a full Ruby kit which will include fabrics,...

Work hard, play hard in equal measure

As most of you know, I recently visited Bra Makers Supply in Canada for the Master Swimwear course. It was a combined ‘work and play’ trip as I headed to Florida after the course for a holiday where I tried and tested my brand new swimsuit…..made by hers truly. On...

Five Good Reasons to Make Your Own Bra

We’ve all been there ladies, wearing the wrong size bra for years and then you finally discover your correct size and voila, life is complete! Well, the good news is you can change the way you feel ‘supported’ forever. My top five reasons below will help you...
Making a tester bra

Making a tester bra

Making your own custom-fitted bra is a really rewarding experience.  Having to make two or three tester bras on the way to that perfect fit – not so much.  But sewing a tester bra is defintiely a necessary evil. Unlike with other clothes-making projects, you...

How to sew a Gothic Arch

Adding a gothic arch to your bra band is a must if you find the conventional straight band rides up or is generally uncomfortable.  Or if you just prefer the look of it.  So here’s a little guide for how to sew a gothic arch – the way I do it, at least....

Choosing the right size pattern

Choosing the right size pattern – the first hurdle in making great looking clothes. Not wishing to state the obvious, but I’m fanatical about fit.  (Not to be confused with fitness – most definitely not!) There’s pretty much always an answer to...