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#TMCollaBRAtory



Hi guys! I am SO excited to finally take #TMCollaBRAtory out of beta mode! If you followed my posts closely on Instagram, you may have noticed the hashtag pop up in the past few months. This is a collaboration idea that I've been kicking around for the past year and I reached out to a few sewists in the lingerie/swimwear/activewear sewing community to help me test it last October. The beta round proved to be successful and now I'm ready to open this program for general application! 


WHAT IS #TMCOLLABRATORY? 

Tailor Made Shop would like to provide a year's supplies to a few awesome sewists interested in challenging themselves and leveling up their skills.

The #TMCollaBRAtory is a collective of sewists who are interested in sewing lingerie, swimwear, and/or activewear. They are people who love sharing their sewing process and what they've learned with the community. The hashtag will be a resource where others in the lingerie/swimwear/activewear sewing space can frequent for inspiration, lessons learned, mini pattern reviews, construction details and more.

A limited number of participants will be accepted for this round of the program and it will end in one year's time so that others can apply and participate the following year. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

As part of #TMCollaBRAtory, you will receive a monthly stipend and you can choose any fabric, trims, and notions in our shop for your project. You will have about a month's time from receiving the fabric to sew and photograph your finished lingerie, swimwear, or activewear project.

You will be sharing the finished project(s) on Instagram via the #TMCollaBRAtory hashtag, as well as any construction and work in progress photos along the way to share your learning process with the community! 

In exchange, you are are allowing Tailor Made Shop to share your photos across the website, product listings, Etsy, email newsletters, Instagram and all other forms of social media (with due credit of course!)


WHO CAN BE A PART OF #TMCOLLABRATORY?

#TMCollaBRAtory is a good fit for someone who:
  • loves sewing lingerie, swimwear, and/or activewear. (No experience required—anyone with an adventurous spirit and willingness to learn is welcome to apply!)
  • loves to share their process and learnings with the community.
  • wants to challenge themselves and improve their skills while using high quality materials.
  • can commit to being a part of #TMCollaBRAtory for the duration of the year, completing at least 6 projects (up to 12 if you're feeling ambitious!) in order to tackle a variety of projects and materials. Update 2/5/2020 8:30PM EST: A bit of clarification here. You are expected to make only 1 project per month, with the option of taking a break in between projects. Hence if you make a project one month and take a break the next month, you will end up with 6 projects for the year. Or if you are feeling particularly ambitious, you can make one project per month with no breaks in between and end up with 12 projects made for the year. A project is also just one garment. A single underwear or bra or workout leggings. 

    REQUIREMENTS: 
    • A public Instagram account.
    • You must disclose that you received the materials courtesy of Tailor Made Shop as part of the #TMCollaBRAtory Program across all channels that you intend on sharing your makes. 

      NOTES:

        You don't have to be an experienced sewist to participate in the program! I highly encourage sewists of ALL levels to apply--this program is all about growing and challenging yourself! 

        As part of the #TMCollaBRAtory, you will also get first access to limited and/or original printed fabrics as well as new materials that are being tested behind the scenes.

        If this is something that you would be interested in, please apply below! The application will close on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 11:59 PM EST

        Applications are now closed. Thank you for your interest!   We are re-opening applications next year, so please feel free to reapply then!

        In the meanwhile, here is the list of the 2020-2021 #TMCollaBRAtory collaborators. Please give them a follow over on Instagram to follow their lingerie/activewear/swimwear sewing journey this year!

        Listed in no particular order.













        I'm so excited to see what they'll make this year! Happy sewing.