Ivory colour lace underwire bra with halter back

For many people, planning a wedding is exciting and wonderful. It’s a chance to express your personality, celebrate with your friends and family, and mark your commitment as you start a journey with the person you love. I’m participating as a vendor this weekend at the Time For Weddings Show in Fredericton, NB. As I learn more and make more lingerie with a focus on comfort and fit, I realize just how uncomfortable many of us are on our wedding day. Even though my wedding was low key, outdoor, and informal, I consciously made an extra effort to choose my attire so that I’d beRead More →

Some of us love to set goals for ourselves – I’m one of those people. Nothing pleases me more than writing a to do list and making those sweet, sweet check marks when I complete a task! I have been learning to be more realistic and gentle with myself when it comes to goal setting and planning after noticing a disturbing trend. Sometimes we need a little motivation to reach our goals. One school of thought is that if you set a reward that you’ll give yourself for reaching a milestone, you’re more likely to meet it. I’ve used this motivation to good effect before,Read More →

black and jade lace bra

2019 is going to be a big year for Queen of Cups Lingerie. We’ve got 2 new classes in our schedule – Level Up Lace and Foam-lined Bras – for those bra makers who want to take their skills to the next level. We are still offering our Essential Bra Making 101 class as well. Finish It Fridays will be happening each month too! Come to the Queen of Cups Studio and get all those UFOs off your craft table and into your closet! We’ll be adding new classes and events soon, including classes in Fredericton and Saint John – stay tuned to our sassyRead More →

a grey bra with small birds printed on it on a white background

It isn’t fake news, it’s the truth about the bra you’re wearing. Or the one you discarded as soon as possible the moment you walked in your house. If you’re wondering how, in a world full of technological innovations, you still can’t find a mass-produced bra that fits, I’m here to explain a few of the reasons why. The myth of symmetry That bra you’re wearing? It is based on the assumption that you are an identically symmetrical creature. Humans, at least on the outside, are basically bilaterally symmetrical – you can draw a line down the centre of our bodies, and what you seeRead More →

two black bras partially assembled on a cutting mat

The Queen of Cups is looking for an apprentice. Could it be you? The Queen of Cups (aka me) is delighted that there has been an increase in demand for custom fit bras in the last several months. With that demand, however, came increases in wait times for folks between their fittings, and a longer wait to receive their finished bra. In order to provide better quality service, I’m looking for an apprentice to help casually with the cutting and assembly of custom fit bras and underwear. Apprenticeship Details The job is quite flexible, and you’ll be paid per piece completed, with the amount ofRead More →

shop small st stephen text on a pink stop sign

Our local St. Stephen Chamber of Commerce is running a “Shop Small” initiative this year. We want to encourage you think think about shopping locally, in our small businesses. Small does not mean insignificant. Especially when it comes to bras!! All of us, no matter our size, need a great fitting bra to support us while we do amazing things. As one of the proud small business owners in St. Stephen, I’m happy to join in the Shop Small movement. Special offer for June Kick off summer right! Book your fitting for a custom-fit bra and get a 15% discount! This discount applies whether thisRead More →

pegboard with sewing supplies on a yellow wall

Do you ever look around your workspace and realize that you haven’t really looked at it in a long time? Sometimes when I am busy with my work, I forget to step back and focus on whether the way I’m doing things is the most efficient and effective way. When it comes to organizing and updating my work space, I often get inspired to begin organizing or renovating, only to get de-railed when I don’t finish in the time I allotted to get the updates done. Case in point: I have had two lovely barn boards leaning against the wall in my studio since IRead More →

woman wearing a flowing red dress

By demand, Queen of Cups Lingerie has added a new sewing class – the Myrna Dress sew-along! Register Now Online Class Details Cost: $120 per person (get a $10 discount if you bring a friend!) Day 1 Printing and assembling PDF patterns – tips and tricks Measuring your body properly Selecting the base pattern size for you Adjusting the paper pattern to your measurements Cutting out the fabric and transferring pattern marks Creating a muslin Setting up your machine Assembling a muslin Assessing fit and adjusting your paper pattern Choosing the right fabric for your pattern Choosing the right thread, needle and notions, and sewingRead More →

Are you as excited as I am? That’s right, we’ve set the dates for the 2018 Essential Bra Making classes for St. Stephen. You can learn to sew your own bra without having to worry about whether or not it will fit, because the Queen of Cups will take care of all the pattern adjustments for you! Classes will be held in St. Stephen on: February 17-1 April 14-15 June 2-3 September 29-30 November 17-18 Spots fill up fast, so fill out your registration form as soon as you can! If you’d like the Queen of Cups to hold a private class for you, orRead More →

queen of cups logo with banner saying fall classes

Our 2017 autumn class schedule is now up and ready to rock – hooray! Here is what you need to know in order to sign up for all the sewing goodness. Essential Bra Making 101 – now in 3 locations This autumn, we’re proud to be bringing our underwire bra making classes to both Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, as well as in our hometown of St. Stephen, NB. In this class, you’ll learn how to sew an underwire bra in a pattern that has been custom fitted to your own body! To see the list of dates and find out how to register,Read More →