Entries by Norma

Gift Guide for Bra Makers

I can hardly believe that it is that time of year again! The holiday gift buying season is underway! If you are looking for gifts for your favorite bra maker, I have a few ideas for you. From bra educational materials to bra making kits to the tools I am loving right now, here are […]

New Bra Making Workshops!

If learning to sew bras or to fit your own custom bra is on your list of sewing goals, we have some good news! We have two new bra making workshops set on the calendar for 2018! In our classic two-day bra making workshops, you learn how to fit and sew your own custom underwire […]

Berkeley Bra Making Kits Available Now!

Once again, we have teamed up with Tailor Made Shop to create bra making kits, this time for the Berkeley bra sewing pattern! We looked through hundreds of stretch laces to select materials for these new kits. My favorite part of the bra kit development process has to be sewing up the samples. I love […]

Berkeley Bra Sewing Inspiration

Thank you all for your enthusiastic response to the Berkeley bra! I had a lot of fun working on this bra design and I can’t wait to see what you all sew up using this pattern! I will be posting more on the blog about this pattern over the coming weeks including how to select materials […]

Introducing the Berkeley Bra Sewing Pattern!

I am super excited to introduce you to our newest bra sewing pattern, the Berkeley bra! I love lace and I have been wanting to add an all lace bra to our sewing pattern line up for quite awhile. To showcase lace to its greatest effect, the Berkeley bra uses a lace scallop edge along the […]

Best Practices for Packing Lingerie

Everyone has their own special way to efficiently pack garments for a trip. With their delicate fabrics and wired or foam structure, packing bras and underwear deserve special consideration. In this post, I share my favorite method for packing bras and underwear for a trip. How to Pack Bras Most of my bras do not contain […]

Additional Undergarments to Consider Packing for Vacation

Lingerie requirements for a vacation go beyond just bras and underwear. What about all the other lingerie you enjoy when you are at home? Which pieces should you take along with you on your trip? Following is a framework for thinking about the lingerie you will want to make room for in your suitcase. Sleep […]

How to Launder Lingerie While Traveling

By committing to launder your lingerie while traveling, you are not only freeing up valuable suitcase space but you are also ensuring your lingerie looks great and has a long life. Don’t worry, laundering your delicates on the road is really easy and takes hardly any time at all! If you have read my post […]

How Much Lingerie You Need to Pack for Your Trip

In the last post, I wrote about how to formulate a lingerie packing strategy. Now it is time to figure out how many bras and pairs of underwear are necessary for a trip. Once you know the minimum number of pieces you must pack to ensure fresh undergarments every day, you can add additional pieces. […]

Strategies for Packing Lingerie for Vacation

Packing for any trip can be a challenge! Suddenly you don’t have access to your entire lingerie drawer and all you have is what you managed to fit into your suitcase. This can either freeing or terrifying depending on how you like to get dressed! Over the next few posts I am going to break down […]