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:…

Canada Cups Posts for Thursday

Canada Cups Posts for ThursdayOnce again, I am posting the directions to the Canada Cups Posts for Thursday, September 15. You'll love  the bind they find themselves in today! Will I have to go to untangle the cords, or can they do it…

Canada Cups Posts for Wednesday

 Canada Cups Posts for WednesdayHere are the links to the Canada Cups posts for Wednesday, September 14!  Remember, folks, to stay with us through to the end of the tour for a chance to win additional prizes from our awesome sponsors:…

Canada Cups Posts for Tuesday

Canada Cups Posts for Tuesday, September 13Here are the links to the Canada Cups posts for Tuesday, September 13! Don't our bloggers logos look great?Lisa fits right in as a new Pin Up Girl & Her Bosom Buddy, Shelaine, also…

Canada Cups Posts for Monday

Canada Cups Posts for MondayHere's a short post to save you a little time hunting and clicking to find the Canada Cups Posts for Monday, September 12. Don’t forget the give-away and the discounts! Monday, September 12Valérie,…

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?…
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How to Sew the Ezi-sew Nursing Bra

How to Sew the Ezi-sew Nursing Bra To add to our posts on nursing bras, here's a tutorial on how to sew the Ezi-Sew Nursing bra. We actually wanted to see how easily it sewed together, and also how it fit after finishing it. Then we can…
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Happily Ever After - How to Sew a Nursing Bra

Happily Ever After - How to Sew a Nursing Bra In this post, I will go through how to sew a nursing bra the construction steps on . In my last post, I showed you how to draft a pattern with the same look as a vintage nursing bra, on that I thought…
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Happily Ever After - How to Draft a Vintage Nursing Bra

Happily Ever After - How to Draft a Vintage Nursing Bra In a earlier post, I showed you the Vintage Nursing Bra in my Once Upon a Time series. In this post, I'll show you how to draft a Vintage nursing bra made of modern bra-making materials,…
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Once Upon a Time - Vintage Nursing Bra

Once Upon a Time - the Vintage Nursing Bra Once upon a time, nursing bras were limited to two choices - take it...or leave it.  Or were there other nursing bras we just didn't get to see? Maybe so. A little while back, I found a wonderful…

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…