Your Birthday Suit!

When someone suggests to you that you "wear your birthday suit" what do you think they are suggesting? That's right - they are asking you to get naked! But this challenge is not about that at all  (good heavens...NO!) We are asking you to work…

Take Pride!

In June, we take pride in a group that is often overlooked. That's people with "other" sexual orientations, including the gay, lesbian and bi-sexual community.  (Honestly, I don't care who anyone sleeps with, as long as they can sew!) But…

Shape Up for Summer

How would you shape up for summer? Some would be exercising, or gardening. That's not what this challenge is about. Last month's challenge was all about activewear so we can't use that theme again. The month before that, we did swimwear, so…

Hop to it!

Have you entered our Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge yet? Well, ladies, hop to it! Our challenge for April is to use an activewear pattern and make it using performance fabrics such as Maxine, Supplex, Wickable fabrics or Active Cotton. You can…

Spring Splash

Are you thinking about your next great design for our Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge? We are too! In February, we challenged you to work with red stretch satin - a fabric many of you had never sewn before. Your entries were amazing! This month…

Love Yourself

Hello again, my Fairy Bra Children - are you ready for February? Get thinking about your next great design for our Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge. This month, we are challenging you to make undergarments using the "Love Yourself" theme. We…

Colour of the Year

Hello, Bra-makers of the world - are you ready for a great challenge? Fill your bobbins and clear your cutting table for our Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge. This month, for our kick-off, we are challenging you to make a garment using the Colour…

Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge

Everyone wants to improve their bra-making skills, right? How can you do that on your own? One way is to challenge yourself each month with a new fabric you've never sewn before, or a pattern you've never made before. You'll learn techniques…

Interview with Beverly Johnson - Gracious Threads

One of the most exciting part of being part of the Canada Cups blog tour has been the opportunity to get to know one of the biggest names in the hand sewn bra business. I had an interview with Beverly Johnson" ...Gracious Threads Source:…

The Canada Cups Cross Your Heart Relay

The Canada Cups - Cross Your Heart Relay Would you like me to wave my magic wand and send you on a trip across Canada? You would? How about a magical trip where you also be learning all about making your own intimate apparel? Are you in?…

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.…

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 (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…

Starcross Sewing Interviews the Fairy Bra Mother

Recently Starcross Sewing interviews the Fairy Bra Mother, Beverly Johnson. The following excerpt is from that blog post. Stephanie of Starcross Sewing is of Austro-Norwegian-English descent, born and raised in Vienna, who started sewing…