Welcome back for the final stop on our Canada Cups Coming Unwired tour.
I’d Like to Thank the Academy…
Before I say anything else, I really want to say a big thank you! We put out the call to some incredibly talented Canadian designers, suppliers, and bloggers, and got an amazing response! Well, you’ve seen the prize list, seen the makes, and read the blogs. It’s been great!
Personally, on behalf of the bloggers, here’s a shout out to Bra-Makers Supply, Chelsea C. Designs, Club Tissus, Favorite Things, Jalie Sewing Patterns, Lingerie Secrets, and Ohhh Lulu for donating patterns and/or supplies to our bloggers!
We had two guest bloggers on the tour as well! Some wonderful professional bra-makers took time out of their very busy schedules and wrote up posts. Thank you, Linda (Uplift Custom Bras), Maria and Karin (Mrs. Weaver’s Finest Unmentionables). We are so grateful to you.
Our tour really wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for our bloggers willing to take their time too. Thank you Deb, Jessica, Lisa, Marsha, Mel, Michelle S., Rachelle, and Valérie! I loved seeing your gorgeous makes!
Lastly, there are all the wonderful prizes donated for the tour. Thank you Atelier Fiber Arts & Abrakdabra, Bra-Makers Supply, Braphoria, Central Sewing Machines, Chelsea C Designs, Closet Case Patterns, Crookshanks Custom Textiles (I’m totally envious of whoever wins this one), Fabric Please, Favorite Things, Funky Monkey Fabrics, Libelle Sewing, and Midnight Mountain Fabrics. (Oh, I’d like any or all of these prizes!)
Behind the Scenes Highlights!
Now for some behind the scenes fun! Let’s talk about a few things that went on while getting ready for the tour!
Don’t Get Your Knickers in a Knot!
Lisa made some hipster panties. She was questioning her fabric placement ability after putting that gold LOVE smack dab… well, you can see for yourself.
Lisa also had to draw on her own sewing experiences when she put off sewing until close to the end of the tour and found she was missing a page of instructions! There wasn’t enough time to get a new pattern and get the panties done in time. I wonder if that could have been the pattern placement page.
You Don’t Say
Rachelle and I both made the Sweet Sixteen bralette pattern. In fact, we not only both made the same pattern, we found the same material! Yup. It’s gorgeous, and we both loved it. We both almost made the same bralette out of the same material.
That Didn’t Work!
I had a whoops moment I shared with the other bloggers. I called it when bad things happen to good cups. That gorgeous material I couldn’t resist? I had some technical difficulties with my machine… and then my seam ripper.Yes, that’s a hole in the middle of the cup, probably right about where the apex sits in the cup. There were jokes about leaking cups!
I wasn’t the only blogger who had trouble with my materials. Marsha shared with us how her crepe crept off the table and she cut one side of it 1-inch too deep!
Kids Say the Cutest Things!
Jessica had a laugh when her toddler asked what she was sewing. She said ‘a bra’, and he replied…” a broccoli?'” Nope. Can’t sew a broccoli! It doesn’t fit with our soft-cupped theme either.
Deb told us her girls loved the nightdresses she made for them. They found them a little cold to sleep in now the weather is turning, but had a perfect solution: They suggested going on vacation. I like they way they think!
Name that Movie!
Michelle made the Romy bra, and Marsha reminded us all of the movie Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.
Do you think we could get that out of our heads once it got in? Hmm, I wonder if those are soft-cupped bras they’re wearing?
A number of us dealt with fitting issues. Cups too big, bands too big. I don’t know if anything fit perfectly the first time around.
There was one comment made to us about the patterns all being for skinny bodies. Nope. That’s not the case. More than one of us does not fit into that category anymore. We really enjoyed calling each other skinny after that though.
We really do have a lot of fun on these tours, and hope you enjoy them too! So, we’ve wrapped everything up, thanked everyone. All that’s left is for you, our readers to win a prize! I want to hear if one of my readers wins a prize!
a Rafflecopter giveaway (This giveaway has ended.)
- A bra kit from Atelier Fiber Arts and Abrakdabra
- A bralette kit or scuba print from Bra-Makers Supply
- A pattern from Chelsea C Designs
- A Sophie swimsuit pattern from Closet Case Patterns
- 1 yard of in-stock fabric from Crookshanks Custom Textiles (winner splits shipping costs)
- A $25 Store voucher from Fabric Please
- A pattern from Favorite Things
- A bralette kit from Braphoria
- A pattern from Ohhh Lulu Sews
- A a $30 coupon code from Midnight Mountain Fabrics good for pre-order and retail items
Tour Discounts (These tour discounts have ended.)
- Funky Monkey Fabrics is offering a 10% discount for the duration of the tour. Use code: CC10 for 10% off store wide until October 22nd. Not valid on already discounted full bolts.
- 20% discount storewide at Fabric Please. Use code CANADACUPS.
- 10% discount from Central Sewing Machines. Orders must be mailed to Muriel @ centralsewing.com to have the discount applied manually.
- 10% discount from Midnight Mountain Fabrics. Use the code CANADACUPS10
- Free shipping from Club Tissus on all orders over $100. Use code: livraison100
- 10% off a retail purchase from Libelle Sewing with $15 purchase. Use code: CANADACUPS
If you missed any of the tour, here’s the schedule again.
Sunday, October 15
Monday, October 16
Tuesday, October 17
Wednesday, October 18
Thursday, October 19
Friday, October 20
Saturday, October 21
- Tour Wrap Party and Giveaway on Michelle’s Creations
Monday, October 23
- Giveaway winners announced on all the blogs:
Little Heart Threads, Glitter in my Coffee, Michelle’s Creations, Mrs. Weaver’s Finest Unmentionables, Gracious Threads, Élégantine!, That’s Sew Venice, Sprouting Jubejube, Flying by the Seam of my Pants, Filles à Maman