Welcome to Bra Camp! We know bra making can seem intimidating. We intend to change that!
Spend a weekend with Isabella (@whatbellamade) and learn how to fit and sew a beautiful underwire lace bra that fits your body and have fun while doing it! You will use the Harriet Bra pattern by Cloth Habit (sizing: 28A-42H) to learn everything from bra sizing, material functionality, to understanding fitting and pattern modifications as well as tips and tricks for sewing a clean finished bra.
You will leave Bra Camp not only with a bra, but also with new skills, knowledge, and friendships!
In preparation for Bra Camp you will need to purchase the Harriet Bra Pattern and underwires. You will receive a PDF with instructions for how to measure and choose your correct bra size and underwires with links to vendors and resources.
Day One: We will start the day going over all the materials needed to make a bra. Isabella will provide sample cups in all sizes that you can try on to make sure you have chosen the correct size. Then you will cut out and put together a bra toile, a test bra to check the fit.
Everyone will have the opportunity to have a one-on-one private fitting with Isabella. You may also assess the fit yourself. What ever makes you feel comfortable. Together we will assess the fit and make the necessary modifications to your paper pattern.
Day Two: You will cut out and sew the final bra. Isabella will teach you construction methods for a beautifully finished bra.
Workshop Materials (included with purchase)
Bra kit with lace and all required findings and elastics from Tailor Made Shop
- Matching spool of thread
- Muslin for toile
- Lunch and Snacks for both days
Required Materials (sold separately)
Meet the Instructor:
Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Isabella Serrano has been sewing almost her entire life. Since sewing her own stuffed animals at the age of five, she has dabbled in all kinds of sewing! She discovered bra making and quickly became obsessed with it. Learning to sew bra that fit her body was one of the most liberating moments in her sewing career.
Her biggest passion is spreading the joy of sewing with others. She teaches online bespoke tailoring workshops together with her business partner as well as sharing sewing tutorials on her Instagram and Youtube channel.
*Please note that for the safety of our community and staff, we require a properly worn mask for all in-person events.