The Sewing Party


This November 8, you can be part of sewing history: The first ever, all-day, online sewing and crafting event will be held with over 30 interactive classes that are taught by designers and educational experts from BurdaStyle, Etsy, Joann Fabrics and more…. all for only $40.

The Sewing Party allows you to select which classes you want to watch live, interact with the teacher and fellow classmates in a virtual lounge, and then have access to all classes for 90 so you can view them at your leisure. The topics span a wide range of interests from traditional subjects such as quilts, home decor, and fashion sewing to more modern themes such as textile design, cosplay, and upcycling.

08-bra6I had a great opportunity to interview one of the educators for this big event, Maddie Flanigan, who is teaching one of the classes I’m most excited about… Bra Making with Madalynne! Maddie is a former technical designer for Anthropologie Intimates and her goal is to help everyone know the basics on how to sew a bra. Bra Making with Madalynne discusses the important issues of bra making such as finding the right pattern size, materials that can be used, and discussing notions. Best of all, she’ll be demonstrating how to make a bra from start to finish! Once the class is over you’ll receive a take-away packet that helps build on the topics that were discussed. Additionally, she’ll be available for questions in the virtual lounge, but noted that she will also be accepting email questions as well!

bra_5Maddie hopes to continue teaching bra making in future workshops and has plans on releasing her own line of patterns with a selection focusing on smaller busted women (A & B cup sizing).

Many thanks to Maddie for taking time out of her day to let me interview her and for allowing me to use some of of her beautiful bra making photos!