It’s a workshop sale! We’ve got two special offers: use code BACKTOSCHOOL to save 30% on our entire library of workshops, and get our new workshop Willowdale Bra Sewalong free when you join Cashmerette Club as an All Access member!
Summer is winding down which means a new school year is just around the corner. And there’s no better time to invest in your sewing education than during our workshop sale.
Plus we’ve added a new workshop for all the lingerie lovers out there—the Willowdale Bra Sewalong–and it’s free to All Access members of Cashmerette Club!
Workshop sale ends Monday, August 22, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT. Discount does not apply retroactively.
Our workshops bring Jenny into your sewing space to teach you fitting, pattern hacking, and advanced construction techniques. Stream the video lessons anytime on any device, and watch and rewatch the lessons as many times as you’d like. You can even ask questions right in the lessons, and our knowledgeable team will answer them.
Learn to sew your own well-fitting bra
Do you find it hard to find or make a bra that fits your full bust AND looks gorgeous? Are you a bit intimidated by the idea of sewing a bra? Do you want to finally make the supportive and beautiful bra of your dreams with help at every step? Then this is the workshop for you!
From the comfort of home, join curvy sewing expert Jenny Rushmore of Cashmerette and professional bra pattern drafter Jennifer Fairbanks of Porcelynne as they explain every step of sewing your own Willowdale Bra, from choosing your size all the way to sewing on the bow. With this workshop, sewing your own well-fitting bra has never been easier!
All Access members of the Cashmerette Club get the Willowdale Sewalong workshop free with their membership! That’s a $30 value on top of all the great membership goodies: a new pattern, masterclass, and live event every month, and an ongoing 15% discount every time you shop with us. Current All Access members—keep an eye out for a coupon code in your inbox, or head to the Club dashboard to get your code. Not a member yet? Join today!
The Willowdale is designed specially for larger busts in band sizes 28-54 and cup sizes C-J—that’s over 120 sizes to help you get the perfect fit. The Willowdale includes full lace and half lace options for low- to no-stretch fabrics, and the stretch lace upper cup molds to your boobs’ unique shape and accommodates differences in boob size.
Skills you’ll learn in the course include:
- Understanding the anatomy of a bra and what materials are need to create one
- Identifying good quality fabric for a Willowdale and understanding how to use stretch to create a well-fitting bra
- Taking your measurements for bra making and selecting your bra size
- Cutting your fabric pieces, including how to cut mirrored lace pieces
- Lining and clean finishing bra cups so that there are exposed seams
- Attaching channeling and insert underwires for support
- Applying different types of elastic throughout the bra
- Constructing and attaching bra straps
- Attaching a hook & eye closure
- Identifying basic fit issues and how to refine the fit your bra
- How to create a bra fit sample to check and adjust the fit of your bra
Our most popular workshop: Fitting for Curves
Our best-selling online workshop, Fitting for Curves, takes you step by step through 16 of the most common pattern adjustments–including the famous full bust adjustment–so you’ll feel confident achieving a fantastic fit.
Why is this class so popular among curvy sewists? Just ask customer Margaret:
“I just finished this tutorial and must say it is the most informative and understandable I have ever seen. My upper bust is about 4″ smaller than my full bust so I do need a full bust adjustment. Also, I help various ladies from my sewing guild with fitting and definitely have needed the high round back adjustment with one of them. This tutorial will help me with my own fitting as well as helping my friends with theirs. Thank you.“
Make the most of your pattern stash with Pattern Hacking for Curves
Create endless possibilities with a single pattern! Our Pattern Hacking for Curves workshop helps you unleash your creativity and get the most out of your pattern library. Trust us, you’ll never look at a pattern again without thinking of a dozen different ways to put your own spin on it.
This course includes a coupon code for 30% off the Springfield Top, or a different pattern if you already own the Springfield.
Get ready to start hacking your way to a new wardrobe, like customer Pamela:
“Thank you so much for making this online workshop. Many things I knew intuitively from my years of sewing, but many I DID NOT. What an incredible source of information you are. Now I can feel comfortable doing my own alterations to make the garment “mine”. A truly clear and very informative workshop.”
Sew perfectly-fitting jeans with Jeans Making for Curves
Making your own jeans is a major milestone for many garment sewists, but you don’t have to do it alone! Sew side-by-side with Jenny as you make your first pair of jeans with our Jeans Making for Curves workshop.
This class includes a free copy of the Ames Jeans pattern, or a different pattern if you already own the Ames.
A gape-free button up? It’s possible with Shirt Making for Curves
Impress all your colleagues over Zoom when you show up in your me-made button-up shirt! Our Shirt Making for Curves workshop walks you through every step of the shirt making process, and you’ll end up with a beautiful top that doesn’t gape—can you imagine?!
This workshop includes a free copy of the Harrison Shirt pattern, or a different pattern if you already own the Harrison.
Once you make one Harrison Shirt with this course, you won’t want to stop! Just ask customer Kathleen:
“I just have to say how much I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this whole experience – from the pattern (which fits me so well!) to the class, to making my own shirts and Harrison dress. I can’t seem to get enough of them! This has become my first true tried ‘n’ true pattern and course.”
Soak in the sun in a me-made swimsuit with Swimsuit Making for Curves
Make a supportive and stylish swimsuit with our Swimsuit Making for Curves workshop! You’ll sew an Ipswich Swimsuit or Ipswich Two-Piece from start to finish, including the built-in bra, all on a sewing machine—no special equipment necessary!
This workshop includes a free copy of the Ipswich Swimsuit pattern, or a different pattern if you already own the Ipswich.
Save 30% on Online Workshops
Use code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout to save on any of our online workshops, including the new Willowdale Bra Sewalong (offer ends Monday, August 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET) and get ready to level up your sewing game! We can’t wait to see what you make with your new and improved sewing skills that you developed from the comfort of your own home.