|Hey! Where's the template?! Hold on, this might get a bit rambling....;-)
I took the in-store bra-making class with Anne St. Clair. The class was taught to a group of 4 (or less) so that the maximum amount of assistance could be given as needed. You are supposed to bring your own machine so that you can write down the stitches that you'll use (Anne seems to know how to operate every kind of sewing machine under the sun--helpful for newbies or people with a new-to-them machine), but she has some machines there if you forget yours or can't bring it. I recommend bringing a notepad and a pen to take some notes (especially of the stitches and the sizes of stitches used and when).
Around a week before the class, you'll need to get fitted. After the fitting, Anne draws up your pattern so that it fits you perfectly--I suspect this is especially important if you have very different cup sizes and such. At this time you'll choose whether you want to go with beige or.....white?
The class lasts pretty much all day. 8-5 I think. You'll learn about the types and characteristics of the fabrics you will be using, and then you'll cut the pieces out. Then it's on to pressing and stitching, along with some modeling of different styles and fabrics. It's sort of like a girl's day out...except that you'll be making a bra too. ;-) It's a fun AND educational experience, I highly recommend it.
If you don't live in the Wichita area, you should call the store, because I think that she does travel to do classes occasionally. If you can drive to Wichita though, I'd recommend it, it's so worth it.