Ready-to-Wear Readiness

Overview

Ready-to-Wear Readiness

The three day Ready-to-Wear Readiness Class is designed for bra designers and professional bra-makers who are looking to develop a ready-to-wear line of intimate apparel. Learn industry secrets about the manufacturing process, sourcing, and pattern readiness. You will also have a professional critique your designs and drafts, to be sure you are ready for this big step! You will also learn construction shortcuts that will have your production running smoothly.

You must already be designing and sewing bras (no beginner bra-makers!) and planning your own ready-to-wear line in order to take this course.

Please note: 

• Class begins at 10 am and ends at 4:30 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.

Ready-to-Wear Readiness

The three day Ready-to-Wear Readiness Class is designed for bra designers and professional bra-makers who are looking to develop a ready-to-wear line of intimate apparel.

$400.00 CAD

What you get in the class

You’ll receive a copy of Beverly Johnson’s “From Design to Market” booklet, as well as Beverly’s “So you want your own bra-line” class notes.

You’ll receive specialised custom one on one coaching geared toward your goals and skills being expressed to start your own intimate apparel line.

Beverly will help you identify and optimise the size range and advise you on the practicality of your launch collection. Beverly will also help you price and cost your line and prepare you for dealing with fashion industry jobbers and production environments.

Skill Level

You should be a graduate from fashion school, or are seeking to take your skills and fashion industry experience to launch your own line. Even if you don’t have patterns and are still in the concept phase, it is still worth coming to get the guidance you need and experience of Beverly Johnson (The Fairy Bra Mother) to really get you going in the right direction.

Lesson Plan

Wednesday - Friday

Since Ready-to-Wear coaching is such a personal one on one program, we don’t follow any rigid formula or schedule. Each day of the coaching will be built to suit (bespoke), you and your objectives, abilities, as well as budgetary constraints.

More Info

Dates

September 25 – 27, 2019

Call to reserve a spot.  1-905-358-1396

Materials

Please bring the following supplies to this week long individual coaching session:

  • Your patterns, or pattern blocks are essential for coaching.
  • As many samples as you can manage to bring (including partly finished and prototypes)
  • All your concept drawings, and line studies, as well as any technical drawings or specifications, even your ‘mood boards’.
  • All your fabrics, elastics, notions and bra-making materials, in case you want to be able to sew during your week of coaching.
  • Rotary cutter and mat, weights optional (if you use rotary cutters)
  • Paper Scissors, SHARP fabric scissors, thread snips
  • Stretch 75/11 or ballpoint 70/10 machine needles (available on site)
  • Regular polyester thread in beige colour or to match power net (available on site)
  • Blue Washout marker (available on site) • Drafting paper, scotch tape to make revisions to the pattern
  • Zig-zag sewing machine in good working order • The foot pedal and power cords for the machine above!
  • A serger is helpful in this class. We have a class serger that will be set up with beige thread. If you are more comfortable using your own, please bring it along.
  • Basic sewing supplies including spare bobbins, a seam ripper, pins, tape measure, extra needles, seam gauge etc
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