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  • Dancing Queen!

    August 26, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    When I think of September, I think of school starting up again. But for many mothers, it is also the time when Dance School starts again. So what better way to challenge ourselves in September but with a theme of Dancing Queen? I’m going to make this one easier by including all forms of dance; ballet, belly dance, ballroom dance, latin dance, even Burlesque or pole dancing. As long as it’s a costume for dance, you’re in. The costume must…

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  • Summer Boob Camp

    August 19, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    We love Boob Camp, but we especially love Summer Boob Camp. The weather is perfect and we get so inspired by the students that come from around the world to be with us for 5 glorious days. We call that a “sew-cation” but some call it a “play-cation”. Whatever you want to call it, it is a whole week where students perfect their bra pattern and create new ones based on our suggestions or something they’ve seen on the internet.…

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  • Racer Back Ingrid

    August 12, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    If you’ve made our new Ingrid pattern, you will quickly realize that it could easily be adapted to be a sports bra. One thing it lacks however is a back typical of sports bras – a racer back. These backs are often called Y-backs or sports backs, but with slight variation they are all the same. This one has a keyhole finished with fold-over elastic and a hook and eye closure for adjustability. Here’s how to make a Racer Back…

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  • Your Birthday Suit Challenge Entries

    August 5, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    July’s challenge was all about wearing your birthday suit. No, we didn’t want to you to appear naked in this challenge, but as close to it as you are comfortable with! Yes, that’s right, we wanted you to work with sheer fabrics. There are so many sheer fabrics available for bra-making, yet some of you have never challenged yourselves to sew with them. July was your chance to try them out. Here are Your Birthday Suit Challenge Entries. Abby P…

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  • Lacey Days of Summer!

    July 29, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Ah, summer! I remember the song from the 60s…those Lacey Days of Summer….What? Are you saying those were not the words? No matter, our challenge in August is to make intimate apparel from lace. Doesn’t sound like much of a challenge, does it? It is when I tell you, you must use TWO laces in the same garment. That will put your creative skills to the test! The two laces could be the same lace in different colours, or two entirely…

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  • Disco Ingrid!

    July 22, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Our recent non-wired bra pattern Ingrid has had rave reviews from both testers and the first wave of the bra-making public. However, there are still some who are hesitant to try a non-wired bra, saying it might be too”matronly” looking. We made a super sexy Disco Ingrid to show you that the choice of fabrics can make any bra look like it could burn up any dance floor! We had fun naming Disco Ingrid. Maybe too much fun! Our staff…

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  • How to make Hemless Boyshorts

    July 15, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Someone told me recently that some women didn’t make their own underwear, because they felt the leg elastics would show as a panty line under clothes. This shocked me for two reasons 1. Who wouldn’t want to make their own underwear? and 2. the panty line is SO easy to eliminate. Here then, is how to make hemless Boyshorts. I did this construction in a pair of  shorts I designed for a ready-to-wear company some years ago. Once you wrap…

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  • How to Sew Ingrid

    July 13, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Ingrid is a non-wired support bra from the design team at Pin-up Girls. Together we’ve created a bra pattern with the largest size range on the planet. Ingrid has a lot of pieces, and they all contribute to the engineering of this remarkable bra. Here, then is how to sew Ingrid, so that your sewing will be smooth and trouble-free. After cutting out the pieces according to the cutting diagram in the instructions, we pin the lower cups together. The…

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  • Introducing Ingrid

    July 13, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    We’ve been asked many times for a pattern for a non-wired bra that would not only support, but flatter the larger bust. A bra that does not rely on underwires for support, and one that could have a front opening, such as a zipper or hook and eye fastening if one so desired. A bra that did not collapse along the centre front as many of the non-wired bras seem to do. A bra that might even <gasp> be comfortable…

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  • Take Pride Challenge Entries

    July 8, 2018 Your Fairy Bra Mother

    Our theme for the Ultimate Bra-makers Challenge this month was Take Pride. We challenged you to use the six rainbow colours of Pride to create your own intimate apparel. You had fun with this challenge! Here are the Take Pride Challenge Entries and what the makers had to say about them. Agi ” This month I’d like to participate with two entries. I drafted a pair of panties based on your Craftsy Class, and sewed 6 panties using fabrics of each colour…

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