• Shape Up for Summer

    April 29, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    How would you shape up for summer? Some would be exercising, or gardening. That’s not what this challenge is about. Last month’s challenge was all about activewear so we can’t use that theme again. The month before that, we did swimwear, so that’s not it either. And this isn’t a gardening blog, is it? No – this month’s theme is about shaping up the Bra-makers way – with body shaping garments, like bodyshapers and corsets! Like these girls…. You can make…

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  • Hop to it!

    March 25, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Have you entered our Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge yet? Well, ladies, hop to it! Our challenge for April is to use an activewear pattern and make it using performance fabrics such as Maxine, Supplex, Wickable fabrics or Active Cotton. You can combine the fabrics, and the patterns to make your own leggings, sports bra, activewear tops or other garments. (I can’t even think of more!) The Hop to it challenge can be any colour or combination of colours and performance fabrics. Use our…

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  • Spring Splash

    February 25, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Are you thinking about your next great design for our Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge? We are too! In February, we challenged you to work with red stretch satin – a fabric many of you had never sewn before. Your entries were amazing! This month of March 2018 the theme is Spring Splash. We are challenging you to make swimwear! Spring Splash can be any colour, as long as it is a swimsuit. But it doesn’t matter if it is a tankini, tank suit, tankini,…

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  • Love Yourself

    January 28, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Hello again, my Fairy Bra Children – are you ready for February? Get thinking about your next great design for our Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge. This month, we are challenging you to make undergarments using the “Love Yourself” theme. We think the best way to love yourself is to make undergarments that feel luxurious and silky. To us, that means fabulous, silky stretch satin. And what better colour to use in the month of love, than red. So red satin it is! We challenge you…

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  • Purple Reigns

    January 7, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    This January 2018, Purple reigns supreme! Actually, it’s Ultra-violet that reigns…but I thought Purple Reigns was a nice play on words (apologies to the late Prince). In any case, our Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge has officially begun, and what better way to get your bobbins revving, than by picking a colour that most women love already! (Good thing for me, the Colour of the Year wasn’t a nasty shade of browny-greeny-gold! You can read all about the Colour of the Year…

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  • Colour of the Year

    December 30, 2017 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Hello, Bra-makers of the world – are you ready for a great challenge? Fill your bobbins and clear your cutting table for our Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge. This month, for our kick-off, we are challenging you to make a garment using the Colour of the Year. Every year, the Pantone Colour Institute determines a Colour of the year and this year it is Ultra-violet.  it is a blue-based purple that is very close in colour to our lilac products. In fact,…

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  • Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge

    December 25, 2017 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Everyone wants to improve their bra-making skills, right? How can you do that on your own? One way is to challenge yourself each month with a new fabric you’ve never sewn before, or a pattern you’ve never made before. You’ll learn techniques you never thought you could master by making something outside of your comfort zone. We are pleased to announce our Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge and it is open to anyone who loves to sew intimate apparel. Our idea is…

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  • Interview with Beverly Johnson – Gracious Threads

    September 16, 2016 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    One of the most exciting part of being part of the Canada Cups blog tour has been the opportunity to get to know one of the biggest names in the hand sewn bra business. I had an interview with Beverly Johnson” …Gracious Threads Source: Interview with Beverly Johnson – Gracious Threads

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  • The Canada Cups Cross Your Heart Relay

    September 11, 2016 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Would you like me to wave my magic wand and send you on a trip across Canada? You would? How about a magical trip where you also be learning all about making your own intimate apparel? Are you in? Join me as I take you across Canada and into the wonderful world of intimate apparel. This trip is FREE…and without the hassle of airports, luggage, or strange hotel beds! The best part is….wait for it…you will be joined by thousands of your sewing friends.…

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  • Bra-maker teaches how to create a perfect fit

    February 24, 2016 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Bra-maker teaches how to create a perfect fit I don’t know how I missed this interview by the Canadian Press on You Tube entitled “Bra-maker teaches how to create a perfect fit”! But there may be some students (and staff!) you may recognize!

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