How to Sew a Gothic Arch

How to Sew a Gothic Arch Of the things you can do to your bra to make it instantly more comfy and more stylish, the Gothic Arch has got to be at the top of the list. Bot only is it attractive on and off the body, it can keep the elastic from…

National Underwear Day

National Underwear Day Friday August 5th is National Underwear Day! If you’re like me, your mother warned you to always wear clean underwear in case you were “in an accident!”.  The thought of having strangers having to remove your…

Recognize a Gothic Arch

Gothic Arch One of the most recognizable shapes in ancient architecture is a Gothic Arch.  It symbolizes strength, and serves as support for the structure above it. All the early architects understood that the Gothic Arch was an integral…

Almonds and Bulges

I like to make up words for my students so they remember the technique associated with them more easily. (Do you remember what DoGS means?) So when it comes to fitting bras, it’s no different.  So lets’ talk about Almonds and Bulges…In…
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How to draft a Garter Belt

How to Draft a Garter belt Garter belts were an essential foundation garment - there were no stay-up stockings, nor had panty hose been invented yet. Putting on a garter belt was an everyday activity. Not today. Garter belts have entered…

National Get to Know your Customers Day

National Get to Know your Customers Day The third Thursday of each quarter is National Get to Know Your Customers Day, which means July 21st is all about you!  With the advent of the Internet and big box stores, much of the personal attention…

Monday Meme

Monday Meme I feel the same way...how about you? Do you threaten anyone who dares to use your good fabric scissors? Comment if you know others who feel the same way!#sewing #fabricscissors #bramakers#bramakersupply #mememonday #…
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Cloning a Seamless Cup

Cloning a Seamless Cup It is very rewarding to clone a bra you love from RTW (ready-to-wear). You already know it fits. Besides, Cloning a Seamless Cup can save you time and money if you can get the fit on the first try. In order to clone…

National Tape Measure Day

National Tape Measure Day On July 14 measuring twice has extra meaning.  It’s National Tape Measure Day.  You didn't know? Shame on you! The common Tape Measure elevates to an almost Regal Status on this day.Alvin J. Fellows of…
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Can We Make a Seamless Swim Bra?

Can We Make a Seamless Swim Bra? The summer is here! And what better way to celebrate summer than with a custom swimsuit you make for yourself? I have no doubts that your hand made suit can rival the suits you buy in the shops. The question…
Promoting your Breasts to a New Job Amber's wall of nursing bras
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Promoting your Breasts to a New Job!

Promoting your Breasts to a New Job!In a previous post, I talked about the job your breasts have been preparing for since your teenage years. When you are pregnant, you may get away with a retro fitted "regular" bra such as the Classic or…

Open House at the Enchanted Castle!

Open House at the Enchanted Castle! Considering I was an absolute "wreck" the week before, our Open House at the Enchanted Castle Saturday June 25th turned out to be the most fun I've had in a looong time! Why do I call it the Enchanted Castle?…
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Are Your Breasts Getting A Promotion?

Are Your Breasts Getting A Promotion? Breasts are not purely ornamental. As much as you may want to disagree with me on that, your breasts were given one job to do and that job was to feed a baby. Are your breasts getting a promotion in the…

Working on the new website

Working on the new website We've been working on the new website and really, this post is to test some settings. It's also to check to see if anyone is looking! If you are reading this, we would love it if you would let us know about any…

Bra-making Contest - and the winner is...

Bra-making Contest - and the winner is... Wow! I can't believe all the great entries to our first ever Bra-making Contest!. The judges had a really hard time deciding the winners but here they are! Here are the four categories:best Modified…

Bra-making Contest Entries!

Bra-making Contest Entries! We have chosen the winners of our first ever digital bra-making contest! And you've certainly outdone yourselves. We've received some amazing photos of some beautiful bras. First I would like to thank everyone who…

Hooray Pink - National Pink day

Hooray Pink Thursday June 23, is National Pink Day. I didn't make this up, ladies - it's a real National Day! So Hooray Pink, you are the only colour with a National day of its own! You know I love pink, therefore I am celebrating too by…

14 years of Monastic Bra-making

14 years of Monastic Bra-making Since 2002, I've been teaching at the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference in Muenster. This unusual conference is Saskatchewan's Best Kept Secret. But that's OK. The 350 women who do know are happy to have it all…

Boob Camp June 2016

Boob Camp June 2016 You always know when Boob Camp June 2016 is over because you know our Digital Fashion Show is about to start! A glorious line-up of what our students have made over their 5 days with us at Bra-makers Supply, in the heart…

Sweet Sixteen Measuring Guide

Sweet Sixteen Measuring Guide Measuring for the Sweet Sixteen bralette pattern is a "new" method of measuring to figure out your particular size. But really the Sweet Sixteen measuring Guide is not that new!  I have been using this method…
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Sweet Sixteen Bralette pattern

Sweet Sixteen Bralette Pattern If you have even glanced at fashion magazines lately, you will see that there is a new darling in the bra world and it's hot fashion news right now! Some would say it's not a bra at all while others are claiming…

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…
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When Life gives you Grapefruits...

When Life gives you Grapefruits... Sometimes I hear breasts called different food related names, such as fried eggs, lemons, grapefruits or melons. You get the idea. We can deal with that. When life gives you grapefruits... or even a set of…
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Double Lace over Foam

Double Lace over Foam I have a surprise for you today - not one bra but two bras in different colour ways - double lace over foam! They look completely different from each other but the techniques used to create them are essentially the sameHere…

Perfect Panty Gussets

Perfect Panty Gussets Ready to wear does some impressive sewing, like the enclosed perfect panty gussets (we never call it a "crotch") on a pair of panties. Even inexpensive panties will have both ends of the gusset enclosed like this... Why…

Big Boobs and Soft Belly

Big Boobs and Soft Belly Swimsuit season is fast approaching. In our part of Canada, the Victoria Day weekend is considered by many to be the first for swimming (yes, the water is still cold!) No matter when you start swimming - it's time to…

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…
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Peachy Pink Lace Bra

Peachy Pink Lace Bra Here's just the thing for spring - a peachy pink lace bra. This one was featured in the Craftsy Class  - Sewing Bras: Foam, Lace & Beyond.  Let's go Behind the Seams to reveal its drafting and construction secrets.Features…

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…

Get Started in Bra-making!

Get Started in Bra-making! If you want to get started in Bra-making, but feel like you are lost in a maze of information, don't worry. Here are some blog posts that will get you moving to the finish line! Just click on the link to take you…