söndag 27 juli 2014

Bra workshops with Beverly Johnson in Stockholm

A couple of weeks ago I attended some workshops with Beverly Johnson from bramakerssupply.com, she also has the blog Life Of a Fairy Bra Mother.

That was really a big highlight of this year's vacation to Sweden. The classes were at a hotel in Stockholm, with the convenient (but very pricy) option of staying at the hotel. Actually the first couple of nights I stayed at a fellow sewing mate from all the FB groups, and only the last night at the hotel. Like this I got to "save" a lot of money that I then could spend on buying fabric and elastics for more bra projects. Hehehe....

Now that I've attended this event, I can't wait for the different classes that are coming next summer!! And now I also know better what to pack and where to stay (not staying at the same hotel again, it was just too expensive, but there are other options close by).

Some photos that I took during the class...

French Knickers - free pattern from Vera Venus

I thought this summer would be filled with Rockabilly dresses and circle skirts - but arriving to Sweden just before Midsummer and it was only 5 C!! - I lost the inspiration and spent the next 2 weeks in my one pair of long trousers I even brought to Sweden.

(The weather did get better but my shorts were so comfortable I just wore that).

Anyways - wearing circle skirts you have to be prepared (I hate the discomfort of having to hold down your beautiful dress/skirt all day long!). So I made a pair of French Knickers (free pattern) from Vera Venus. (great blog with a lot of info, check it out!)

Even though my measurements were spot on, more or less, I found it a bit big, but that equals more comfort and I got to use a regular elastic with a beautiful edge. The fabric is a thin and soft cotton/silk mix, perfect for lining!

I haven't tried it yet but now at least I'm prepared for Typhoon season - if I would like to meet it skirt! Or I can just use it as sleep wear.

Bottom edge lace - absolutely beautiful! I love this.

Find the fabric, elastic and lace in my store Mrs Bao.