Fitting Real Women

Overview

Fitting Real Women

Advanced Professional Class

If you have taken the Fit for Every Body or Design and Drafts classes,  this is a chance to practice what you’ve learned in a no-pressure environment with volunteer models. The models will be chosen to accommodate different fit issues, such as omega, low contour, plus size and petite. All of the fittings will be done as a group and then sub-groups will actually make a bra for the model. The volunteer models will come to class two to three times for fittings. The incentive for the model will be $100 credit from bra-makers to one student to complete the bra of her choice.

You will design a bra to fit your model from a pattern which you will adjust or draft a pattern if you are comfortable with design and draft.

The Fitting Real Women class is designed for advanced or professional bra-makers. This class is designed for those who want to improve their fitting skills to make comfortable, supportive, and pretty bras.

This is a five day course focusing on the fit of the Pin-up Girls Bra patterns only. No other bra patterns will be considered.

You must already be sewing bras (no beginner bra-makers!) in order to take this course. This is NOT a course for someone who is unfamiliar with sewing up the Pin-up Girls bra patterns or a drafted bra pattern.

Machines available for rent for students who do not wish to bring their own machine. Machine rental is $50 for the 5 days.

$900.00 CAD

Please note: 

• Class begins at 10 am and ends at 4:00 pm. Doors open at 9:30 am.
• Bring your lunch or you can buy lunch out. We have a fridge, sink and microwave in our classroom kitchen.

Call (905) 538-1396 to reserve your spot.

Fitting Real Women

Advanced Professional Class

The Live Fitting class is designed for advanced or professional bra-makers. This class is designed for those who want to improve their fitting skills to make comfortable, supportive, and pretty bras.

$900.00 CAD

Call (905) 538-1396 to reserve your spot.

What you get in the class

In this course you will receive class notes as needed.  Fabrics and findings for each model’s bra with be provided by Bra-makers.

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Skill Level

You need to be making bras already in order to take this class. We will not be teaching basic construction in this class, it is an advanced class. This is not a class for beginners, but for someone who is interested in making bras for other women or who wants to really hone her bra-making skills. You should be familiar with the Pin-up Girls patterns and their construction.

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More Info

Dates

Fitting Real Women

Next available dates:

March 11 – 15, 2019

August 26 – 30, 2019

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Materials

Bring to Class: 

• Rotary cutter and mat, weights optional (if you use rotary cutters)
• Paper Scissors, SHARP fabric scissors, thread snips
• Stretch 75/11 machine needles (available on site)
• 1/4″ foot or a foot to ensure a perfect 1/4″ seam allowance
• Regular polyester thread (available on site)
• Washout marker (available on site)
• Drafting paper, ruler, scotch tape, pencil etc. to trace the pattern (available for use)
• Zig-zag sewing machine in good working order
• The foot pedal and power cords for the machine above!
• Basic sewing supplies including spare bobbins, a seam ripper, pins, tape measure,
extra needles, seam gauge etc
• Please mark all your supplies with your name. We are not responsible for any loss.

Print PDF of supplies list and directions to Bra-makers Supply Classroom

Testimonials

I spent 2 weeks taking classes in the shop, Beverly is a great teacher who is happy to share her extensive knowledge. The staff was also friendly, knowledgeable, kind and helpful.

Carla, from BC

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Have a question? Contact us!

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FAQs

What materials do we need for the Fitting Real Women?

For a list of materials you need to bring to class see the materials list by clicking here.

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