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    Class - Swim Week

    Class - Swim Week , April 2015

    Learn to sew your own swimwear. You will learn to fit and construct two major types of suits - the tank (maillot) and the princess line suit. Each of these suits can be changed into a tankini - a two piece suit that covers the midriff and tummy. Construction techniques include the proper application of elastic edging, swimsuit lining and two different bra cup insertion methods. This class is intended for those with intermediate to advanced sewing skills - definitely NOT for a beginner sewist. You do not need to know how to sew swimwear - but you must already know how to sew.

    Call 905-538-1396 to register for this class.

    April 27 - May 1, 2015


    Price : CAN$600.00


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    Class - Corset Week

    Class - Corset Week , April 2015

    A corset is a back lace garment with no separate bra cups and no underwires. Plus they are EASY sewing! This five day class will teach you how to make a basic corset, and how to install the front busk, boning and the grommets in the back. Learn an easy way to lace a corset so you can tie it yourself. You'll also learn to change your corset into an underbust version or use colour blocking. This is NOT a bustier (a garment with separate bra cups) class, nor do we learn strapless bras (a garment with boning and underwires). You must know how to sew to take this class.

    Please call 905-538-1396 to register for this class.

    Monday through Friday April 13 - 17, 2015

    Price : CAN$600.00


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    Class - Make your own Foundations

    Class - Make your own Foundations , Call to set a date for 2015

    Have you wondered why Spanx is so popular? You will find out in this five day class that explores the very foundations of our wardrobes - foundation garments! Sew your own bodyshapers, slimmers, girdles, panty girdles and cinchers! Learn why compression fabrics are the way to go, and why elastics aren't always necessary. Get rid of the muffin top once and for all!

    Please call 905-538-1396 to register for this class

    Price : CAN$600.00


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    Class - Power Bars, Slings, Pockets and Collars

    Class - Power Bars, Slings, Pockets and Collars , Call to set a date for 2015

    This class for advanced bra-makers will be spent working with all types of power bars, slings and collars (shown here is a collar). We'll learn what they do and what makes them work, how to design them and incorporate them into your bras. Do you or someone in your family have a mastectomy? Learn to design and insert mastectomy bra pockets, how to make them to fit your bra pattern as well as any existing bra. By the end of the class, you will be designing, sewing and using these indispensable support tools with ease.

    Please call 905-538-1396 to register for this class.

    Price : CAN$600.00


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    Class - Strapless Bra and Bustier

    Class - Strapless Bra and Bustier , Call to set a date for 2015

    A five-day advanced level class strictly devoted to making the most difficult of all bra styles - the strapless bra and the bustier. There are only slight differences between the two and both start from the same basic block.  A strapless bra has defined bra cups and hooks and eyes in a lower cut back, while a bustier can have straps, and a solid fabric as well as a higher back. Please note this is NOT an advanced Corset class, but an advanced class for drafting, and sewing the strapless bra with variations to make a bustier. You MUST have your BRA pattern that fits you well in order to take this class. Materials included.

    Please call 905-538-1396 to register for this class

    Price : CAN$600.00


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    Class - Bra Design and Draft

    Class - Bra Design and Draft , March 2015

    Can you imagine drafting a bra pattern to your actual body measurements, changing the original style lines to a designer look - then sew that bra up with the knowledge that it will fit? If so, this may be the class for you. Our five-day class teaches you to create a design, then create the pattern by drafting it from body measurements. The basic bra can then be changed to create any style - whether you want a vertical, diagonal, curved seam or a longline. You will learn to tweak the pattern so it fits exactly. Please note, there will be no bra sewing direction given in this class - the class is concerned with the design and draft, rather than the construction.  You  MUST be familiar with bra construction techniques and be able to sew a bra without guidance before registering for this class.

    Monday March 2 - Friday March 6

    Please call 905-538-1396 to register for this class

    Price : CAN$600.00


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    Class - Bra Fitting for Every Body

    Class - Bra Fitting for Every Body , March 2015

    This class is designed for Advanced or Professional bra-makers who want to improve their fitting skills to make comfortable, supportive and pretty bras. Wonder how to make sample bras for 90 sizes? We will show you how! Learn how to assess the fit of a bra and then modify the pattern to reflect the changes you see. Beverly has a system she uses to go through the alterations step by step. This is a five day course focusing on the fit of the Pin-up Girls Bra patterns only. No other garments 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.

    Monday March 9 - Friday March 13

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    Price : CAN$900.00


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    Class - Finishing School

    Class - Finishing School , March 2015

    This class is designed for Advanced or Professional bra-makers who want to improve their design and construction skills to make beautiful and fashionable bras. Wonder how to design and make a Gothic arch, multiple straps, a lace up bridge or a double-T strap attachement? We will show you how to change the seamlines to create duplicates of the finiest ready-to-wear. You will also learn to design and work with lace, on the cups, or the frame. Every day you will be learning at least 3 or 4 new design and construction techniques. Learn to determine what steps to do first and which will impact construction later on. This is a five day course focusing on the constuction and re-styling of Pin-up Girls Bra patterns or a drafted bra pattern only. No other garments will be considered. We do not do any fitting other than the tweaking of the resulting bra design - no basic fitting will be taught.

    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.

    Monday March 16 - Friday March 20

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    Price : CAN$900.00


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    Class - Master Swimwear

    Class - Master Swimwear , May, 2015

    If you would like to "master" advanced swimwear techniques, this course may be for you. You will learn to make bikinis, monokinis, unikinis and posing suits for fitness competitions (body builders). You will learn to change the style of your swimsuit pattern, draft and add ruching and the Brazilian scrunch. Learn to make bindings from fabric, and install elastic into strapping like a pro. Students need to know how to sew swimwear before taking this class, as  basic swimwear construction will not be taught in this class. (We suggest you consider Swim Week to teach you the basics of swimwear)  All materials, elastics, fabrics, foam cups etc. are available for purchase separately.

    Please call 905-538-1396 to register for this class.

    Monday May 4 - Friday May 8

    Price : CAN$600.00


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    Class - Corsetiere's

    Class - Corsetiere's , Monday to Friday April 20 - 25,2015

    This is a five day advanced level class for those already sewing corsets but wish to upgrade their skills and kick their designs up to a higher level. Learn the different ways of seaming a corset, and learn to change the style lines of your corset into other lines for theatrical effects. Be a hit at a Goth, Steampunk or Victorian parties. For those who have taken bra-making, you can also learn to convert your bra and corset pattern into a bustier (a garment with separate bra cups).  All materials, patterns and hardware are available for purchase separately.

    Please call 905-538-1396 to register for this class.

    Monday through Friday April 20 - 24, 2015

    Price : CAN$600.00


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