Bra Fitting & Construction Retreat

Journey through the entire fitting process in a true retreat setting!

When: TBD

Where:  TBD

Cost:  TBD Includes all class instruction and materials (pattern and enough of everything to make two bras), dinner on Thursday, breakfast/lunch/dinner on Friday and Saturday, breakfast/lunch on Sunday, and 3 nights stay.

Travel logistics:  TBD

Registration: TBD

You are welcome to pay the entire amount all together or ask Monica about setting up a payment plan 🙂 Please note, the class fee is non-refundable after TBD. If you need to cancel, all efforts will be made to fill your spot from the waitlist. If your spot can be filled, you will be refunded your full payment amount.

Tentative Class Schedule:

12:30pm-1:00pm Registration and welcome
1:00pm-5pm Bra Basics Lecture (Everything you ever need to know about bras and more!)
5pm-6pm Dinner
6pm-9pm Bra Basics Lecture (Everything you ever need to know about bras and more!)
8am-9am Breakfast
9am-12pm Fitting (Personalized fittings in a class setting so you can learn from a variety of fitting issues and how to address each one.)
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-4pm Patterns and Fabrics (Learn about pattern and fabric choices. Use your fitting notes to make appropriate adjustments to a base pattern for a custom fit.)
5pm-6pm Dinner
6pm-9pm Cut out, set up machines, sew straps (Cut out your first bra, set up your machine, and start sewing! We will sew until we drop!)
8am-9am Breakfast
9am-12pm Construction (Cups, cups into band – continue sewing your first bra, learning all kinds of tips and tricks to constructing a bra.)
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-5pm Construction (Elastics, channeling, finishing touches – finish your first bra!)
5pm-6pm Dinner
6pm-9pm Fit Analysis (This is where it gets really good! Put on the bra that you just finished and analyze the fit and construction. Then make any necessary adjustments to your pattern to fine tune your perfect fit. This will be done as a group so that everyone can learn from a wide range of fitting issues.)
8am-9am Breakfast
9am-12pm Cut out and sew! (Now that you have fine tuned your pattern, get started on a second bra. This will solidify your learning of construction techniques while it’s still fresh in your mind and allow you to take the next step in the fitting processes. Depending on skill level and fitting issues, you can either choose to make another basic bra or take it to the next level and experiment with different fabrics or even styles.)
12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-4pm Finish up! (Complete your second bra and try it on in a final fitting session.)

Now, aren’t you glad you came! You now have a great fitting custom pattern, two completed bras, and the skills to continue on your bra-making journey for years to come! Making your own bras is rewarding, both in terms of comfort for your body and savings for your wallet! Of course, fitting a bra is the most difficult step. This class is designed to not only gain skills in how to construct a bra, but most importantly, to gain a solid foundation in how to fit yourself and your loved ones so that as you change sizes throughout life you will always be able to have beautiful, well-fitting bras. The retreat setting allows you to relax and focus on doing something amazing for yourself. You deserve it!!!

Other questions?  Please contact [email protected] and ask away…!

Ready to register?  An email to [email protected] is all it takes to start the journey of a lifetime!

Bra Sit 'n Sew

If you haven’t had time to complete a bra since your last class or simply need a little refresher, this is an event designed just for you. The Bra Sit ‘n Sew is a one-day or weekend event for people who have already taken a bra class. Bring your machine and bra projects (half-finished or not even started) and enjoy a fun time sewing with friends. There will be no formal class instruction – instead, Monica will be available throughout the class to answer any questions you have and help you through any techniques that you may have forgotten, or even do fittings if you have changed sizes. Your job will be to have fun and sew and take advantage of having a little extra help available if you need it! ***NOTE: you don’t have to limit your sewing to just bras! You can do any project that you would like (although Monica may not be the best person to help with that quilt!!!).

Prerequisites: must have basic bra-making instruction and have completed at least one bra. Acceptance to class upon approval of prerequisites.

*Available for groups upon request! Contact Monica to schedule your event!

Panty Class

Every girl needs a pair of panties to match their bra! You will either take your favorite pair of panties and copy them to make a pattern without taking them apart OR learn how to use an existing pattern to fit your unique shape! Once you have created your pattern you will cut out and sew them, learning great techniques along the way.

Prerequisites: intermediate sewing skills

Other information: You will need a conventional sewing machine with a straight stitch and zig-zag. This class is 6 hours.

Swimsuit Class

Swimsuits are a joy to use but it can be a daunting task to make one. Let Monica show you step-by-step how to measure and fit a basic one-piece tank style swimsuit. You will learn how to use measurements to make pattern adjustments. Then you will cut out and sew your swimsuit!

Prerequisites: intermediate sewing skills

Other information: You will need a conventional sewing machine (required) and a serger (optional). This is a two day (8 hours per day) class.