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American Bra-Makers Convention 2017

Please review our cancellation policy before booking your class. Once you book, you are agreeing to the cancellation policy.


American Bra-Makers Convention 2018


Class: Bra Design & Draft


Cost: $1,349.95 USD Early Bird Pricing by 12/31/2017 and $1,449.95 after.


Dates: Monday, April 30, 2018 – Friday, May 4, 2018


Location: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, Salt Lake City Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT




Class Description:


“Bra Design & Draft”


Our favorite fairy bra mother, Beverly Johnson, is coming back down to the lower 48 to give another awesome weeklong course in bra-making!




Can you imagine drafting a bra pattern to your actual body measurements, changing the original style lines to a designer look – then sewing that bra up with the knowledge that it will fit? If so, the Bra Design and Draft Class is the class for you.




This five-day class teaches you to create a design, then create the pattern by drafting it from body measurements. The basic bra can then be changed to create any style – whether you want a vertical, diagonal, curved seam or a long line. You will learn to tweak the pattern so it fits exactly. During this week, after drafting a pattern, you will be sewing a tester bra to test the fit of your pattern. There will be no actual sewing during class, but you may sew before class, during breaks and after class.




Please note, there will be no bra sewing direction given in this class – the class is concerned with the design and draft, rather than the construction. You MUST be familiar with both full band and partial band bra construction techniques and be able to sew those bras without guidance before attending this class. In other words, you must know how to sew both full and partial band bras prior to attending this course.




Included in the cost of your class:


  • Continental breakfast, mid-morning snacks, lunch, and afternoon snacks
  • Tea, coffee, water, juices and other beverages throughout the day
  • Tracing paper, scotch tape, pencils, paper to take notes
  • Cutting mats and scissors (paper and fabric)
  • Compasses, protractors and french curves for measuring angles and drawing curves
  • Set of wires
  • Kit to make one bra, needles and thread




What you must bring:


  • Yourself!
  • Sewing machine in good working order, foot pedal and power cords
  • ¼” sewing foot or a foot to ensure a perfect ¼” seam allowance
  • Basic sewing supplies such as: spare bobbins, pins, seam rippers, tape measure, seam gauge, cutting tools, fabric markers, thread snips
  • Your own measuring tools




You are not required to use any of our cutting, marking or tracking tools and can bring whatever you use at home for class. Please remember to mark your supplies with your name so that nothing is mixed up or lost in class.






Our class will be held at the DoubleTree Suites in downtown Salt Lake City. This hotel is conveniently located a few minutes from the Salt Lake City International airport and has a free shuttle that will pick you up and take you back to the airport. Room rates are $129.00 per night and include a full hot breakfast each morning. (Breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant. Our class’s continental breakfast is served in the classroom.) Please call the hotel directly () to make your reservation. Our camp reservation is listed under “American Bra-Makers Convention 2018” and/or “Boob Camp 2018.”




You are welcome to find accommodations wherever you like. There are many hotels in the general area, with all price ranges covered, from Motel 6 to the Grand America. Some students have even used AirBnB to find wonderful accommodations close by.




Cancellation Policy


Please make sure you understand our cancellation policy prior to booking your class.


*Cancellations by December 31, 2017 = 100% of your payment is refundable.


*Cancellations prior to 90 days of the event = 50% of your payment is refundable.


*Cancellations prior to 60 days of the event = 25% of your payment is refundable.


*Any cancellation after the 60 day mark = 0% of your payment is refundable.


By purchasing this class, you are acknowledging that you agree to our cancellation policy.




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