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Lingerie Essentials: Bralettes

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Sew your own trendy bralette with customizable details.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and patterns for a bralette with variations, knickers and suspenders/garter belt
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Alison Smith

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

School of Sewing founder Alison Smith shares in-depth methods to help you sew a beautiful, sexy and comfortable bralette. Using the included downloadable pattern, learn how to draft variations including a racerback/halter-neck style in a project that any confident beginner can make with ease. Complete your custom ensemble with gorgeous briefs to match, and easy suspenders (garter belt) that will fit you perfectly. With Alison’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll dig deeper into creating your own lingerie and sew up a beautiful intimate set that you can wear with confidence.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started With Bralettes
Meet Alison Smith, MBE, and start by going over the included bralette pattern you'll be working with. Alison explains how to choose the correct size, fabrics and findings for your project, and make minor adjustments to the pattern for a perfect fit.
2. Cutting & Layout
3. Constructing the Front
4. Constructing the Back
5. Completing the Bralette
6. Matching Knickers

Recommended with this class

  • Stretch lace, underlining for cups, picot-edge elastic, strap elastic and bra findings as specified in the included patterns
  • Sewing machine with zigzag stitch

Taught by

Alison  Smith
Alison Smith
Alison Smith is the United Kingdom's premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry. She is the first person to receive the award of Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to sewing and corsetry! Alison runs the School of Sewing and is the author of the best-seller "The Sewing Book," with more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide, as well as "Dressmaking Step by Step." Alison participates in many sewing shows and writes regularly for sewing magazines.

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