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Sewing Shapewear: Smooth Silhouettes (DVD)

Shape things up with your own custom-sewn shapewear!

What You Get

  • DVD with 6 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including a supply list, construction order and bodyshaper pattern adaptable for multiple sizes and styles
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning

Class Overview

Create an entire wardrobe of shapewear from one versatile pattern! Join intimate apparel sewer Beverly Johnson, aka your Fairy Bra-Mother, and gain the skills to sew a variety of popular shapewear styles for a sleek, smooth appearance under any garment.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started With Shapewear
Meet expert intimate apparel sewer Beverly Johnson and get started by looking at the included pattern and variations for a custom shapewear wardrobe. Beverly helps you choose the right fabrics and pattern size, explaining how to easily alter the pattern for larger sizes.
2. Layout & Sewing the Cami
3. Construction With Scoop Back Option
4. Bra-Back & To-the-Hip Options
5. Slimming Shorts & High-Waist Option
6. Custom Details

Recommended with this product

  • Sewing machine with variable-width zigzag stitch (serger is optional)
  • Fabrics including power net or very firm stretch spandex and stretch lace
  • Strap elastic

Taught by

Beverly Johnson
Beverly Johnson
After years of sewing her own dance costumes and swimwear, Beverly Johnson began teaching bra making in 1995. She has shared her immense knowledge of techniques for sewing bras, swimwear and intimate apparel ever since. Beverly is the owner of Bra-Makers Supply, which carries specialty patterns, fabric and findings. Her books include "Make and Fit Swimwear" and two volumes of "The Bra-Maker's Manual," which have become textbooks in some fashion schools.