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with Alison Smith
Online Class

Lingerie Essentials: Bralettes

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h15m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started With Bralettes

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

2. Cutting & Layout

Next, lay the bralette pattern out on stretch lace so that the motifs are aligned, then cut out the lace and optional underlining fabric for the cups. After that, Alison shows you how to set up your sewing machine with the correct needle type and stitch setting for stretch lace.

3. Constructing the Front

3. Constructing the Front

Construct the cups for your bralette in stretch lace. Alison shares some variations for underlined lace cups (optional) and jersey fabric for a more casual look.

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