Bra-makers featured in Vogue

Bra-makers featured in Vogue For many years, sewing has been hidden in the closet of the upscale fashion magazines. It's like anyone who sewed their own clothes was to be pitied, as the poor cousins of the ready-to-wear family. For more than…
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How to Sew Bras with your Feet

How to Sew bras with your feet Did the Title of this post, How to sew bras with your feet, catch your attention? I was hoping it would! Well, did you know that National Sewing Machine Day was June 13?  Can you believe it's been nearly 200…

National Nylon Stocking Day

National Nylon Stocking Day Break out the hosiery and grab your garter belt! It is National Nylon Stocking Day on May 15. It's the day we celebrate the invention of nylon stockings, that much is obvious. Today, mostly we wear panty hose,…

Bust Out the Bras Bra-making Contest

Bust Out the Bras! Bra-making Contest Announcing our first ever - Bust Out the Bras! Bra-making Contest. The Bust Out the Bras! Bra-making Contest is open to all bra-makers, regardless of experience! It is a DIGITAL contest so no bras will…

National Bombshell Day!

National Bombshell Day Mark those calendars, you vixen you! May 7 is National Bombshell Day. Yes, the first Saturday of the month of May is a day reserved for recognising and celebrating the bombshell in all of us! So pay attention Bombshells…

National Zipper Day

National Zipper Day Today is National Zipper Day. And it is high time someone recognized its true worth and give the zipper its own National Day.  It's been a long way up for the humble zipper, the mechanical wonder that has kept so much in…
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Wanna see something truly magical?

Wanna see something truly magical? Not very much in the fabric world is news to me - when you've been around fabric and sewing for ...well, let's just say a really long time, you see fabrics come and go. So every now and then I really do wanna…
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New Band Elastics

New Band Elastics We made a commitment over a year ago to have all the same style of band elastic available in our 14 stock colours. We chose these new band elastics because we knew their firmness would be good for all body types and for all…
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Shamrock and Black Lace

Shamrock and Black Lace It is St. Patrick's Day and what better way to say Top o' the mornin' to ya than with a beautiful Shamrock and Black lace bra! This is an unusual and vibrant colour but what the heck...after a long winter, we all…

A SPIRITed day

Today we spent a  day touring Barcelona, and what a spirited day it was! Not one but two basilicas were on our list of must-see places here and they did not disappoint.  First was the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in the Gothic Quarter.…

A Tapas Tour

Our first day in beautiful Barcelona with our group of bra-makers. We joined some of the people from the quilting group to go on a tapas tour.  Can you spot Rebecca, Margaret, Yolande and Denise in this picture?What's that, you…

Kwantlen Polytechnic

Kwantlen Polytechnic I've spent the week here at Kwantlen Polytechnic University teaching the next generation of designers hoping to work in the intimate apparel industry after graduation. And while I can't complain about the winter we've…

Bra-maker teaches how to create a perfect fit

Bra-maker teaches how to create a perfect fit I don't know how I missed this interview by the Canadian Press on You Tube entitled "Bra-maker teaches how to create a perfect fit"! But there may be some students (and staff!) you may recogniz…

On the job with a bra-making instructor

A second video made by the Canadian Press, called "on the job with a bra-making instructor" and again, I totally missed it on You Tube! Students Holly, Sophie, Julia, Jessie and Adrienne to name just a few, and our own staff member, Rebecca.…

Dead Bra Day - February 13

For bra-makers the world over, one day is associated with a gift of lingerie, and that is Valentine's Day. But hold on...if your bra drawer looks like this, do you really have room for more? If they all fit well, and you wear them, yes,…

American Bra-making Convention

The class schedule for the very first American Bra-making Convention has been finalized and I am proud to share it with you! The convention will be held in beautiful Salt Lake City! I am thrilled to be going there with our American distributor,…

On the (not so) Silver Screen

Now available on the Silver Screen nearest you (that means your monitor!)  Your Fairy Bra Mother has "officially" launched her very own You Tube Channel! Talk about someone who has come kicking and screaming into the world of Social Media...for…

Lost and Found in Denver

Well, here I am in Denver! I just finished filming TWO new classes for Craftsy, plus I stayed over the weekend for the first ever Instructor Summit. There is so much going on here, but first, let me tell you how I got both Lost and Found in…

Guess who's coming to dinner?

I am in Denver this week filming two new Classes for Craftsy, and during a break, much to my surprise, someone recognized my name as having written articles for Threads magazine. Wow, what a memory! It should come as no surprise that this was…

Christmas in the Village

Christmas in the Village We have a weird little corner in our store  - it's under the stairs leading to the apartments upstairs. That corner is usually the catch-all corner for remnants, left-overs and sale items. Not an attractive corner…

In the News!

Great news! We were written up by Paola Lorrigio of the Canadian Press and featured in the Hamilton Spectator, City News and others today! So we are in the news! You can see three of our students here - Julia in the back left, Adrienne up front…

Grabbing life by the Bells

I am back at St. Peter's Abbey for the 13th annual Saskatchewan Stitches Conference, a wonderful retreat for those whose live to knit, sew and quilt. This is my room again this year...I see they redecorated my room with new textiles! Our daily…

Bra Summit Give-away!

As I prepare to go once again to beautiful Stockholm to the 3rd Annual European Bra Summit, I have some news about a Bra Summit Give-away! If you book your classes before June 6, your name will automatically be entered in the Early Bird Bra…

How is a Bra like a Slipcover?

How is a Bra like a Slipcover? In other words, what do a bra and a slipcover have in common?1. They are both expected to fit over a curved and shapely surface. The skill needed to cover a curved surface in fabric is needed to make both bras…

Stockholm in Summer, Anyone?

Stockholm in the summer is one of my favourite places to be and with good reason. Not only is the weather warm (but not sticky) and the people friendly (love that Swedish accent!) but Stockholm (the Venice of the North!) is home to the European…

Bra-makers Ahoy 2016!

Can you believe it is time again! Time once again for the THIRD  tri-annual Bra-makers Ahoy cruise. If you haven't cruised with us before, set your sights to March 6-16 as we go to....drum roll here.... the Canary Islands! Yes, we sail on the…

Far, far away - the return to Oz

Here I am back in beautiful Denver, Colorado for a few days. It's like the Return to Oz for me! I assumed the weather would be much colder than ours but I was pleasantly surprised. It is mild (for winter weather) and I may not have to wear…
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Crystal - like catnip (sort of)

The new crystal collection has just arrived! Stunning pieces of Austrian cut crystal in really good designs, suitable for beachwear, clubwear, formal and cocktail dresses and bodybuilding competition wear. Does that last one surprise you? It…

The Costco Connection

It's official! The article in the Costco Connection magazine about the Fairy Bra Mother is out. You can read all about it here or in the magazine which is sent to all Costco members. On page 64 (way at the back..lol) But still...Costco…

A Visit to an Enchanted Garden

This weekend the staff had a "work social", and we went to the home of Carl and Joan Konig who own Sew It Was, a most unique collection of antique sewing machines dating back to the mid 1800s. But that is really…
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Once Upon a Time and Far Far away - Sew it Was

Once Upon a Time and far far Away - Sew It Was Today was one of the days that will be held in my memory as a really, really good day. We went to Sew It Was, and in my opinion, anyone who is connected to the needle trades owes themselves a…

Steampunk Heaven

Love Steampunk? Love corsets whose grommets match the busk and other metal trims? Then you are reading the right blog post!We just received our custom order of antique bronze grommets, size #00, which is a 3/16" or 5 mm size. I have not seen…

Far,far away - home again

My time in the Craftsy studios was an amazing time, and I feel like I have been accepted as part of the Craftsy family! As soon as I let you know the class title and the launch date,  I will let you know!In the meantime, I would like to…