Bra Making Classes:
I always wanted to learn to make my own bras and over the years I have looked for patterns and bra making products. Until the Web these types of products were only found in my dreams. So I sewed whatever I could find fabrics and accessories for. I made coats, long coats short coats, blouses, skirts, dresses. I even studied tailoring and taught myself to make fitted tailored jackets.
I found some great fabric and patterns for swimwear but I had a lot of trouble fitting established patterns. I even made a wedding gown for my sister. I had actually gotten bored sewing for myself and turned to drapery, pillows and small quilts. I even sewed up a few fully dressed bunnies and dolls. Then one day something amazing happened to me. The internet. I found a bra making site. Wow! I was ecstatic.
The opportunity to learn to sew bras put a new fire in my long forgotten hobby. But sewing a bra from a Kwik-Sew pattern was no easy task. I started out with some fabric I had, a cotton knit. I ordered the underwires and made my own channeling. The bra sort of fit but it wasn't very pretty to look at. I returned to the internet and ordered a bra making book that showed how to make a pattern for a bra and then do every type of fitting required to adjust and sew a great fitting bra.
I was still at a loss to come up with a bra I could wear and love. Using Pattern School.com, a blog for swimwear designers, I finally figured out how to create my own pattern. Using another great book "Pattern Making for Underwear Design" by Kristin Shin I finally established the pattern and process for my bra making patterns. But I will be honest I used whatever I had and read as much as I could, followed and read all the bra making blogs out there. Bra pattern making is an art. I have made some of the best fitting bras and some of the worst. I have no idea why some turn out so well and some don't.
But rest assured my goal is to produce a pattern that allows my students to be able to make the best fitting bras they possibly can. I designed the class to offer women with the same dream of bra making I had for all those years a much easier path than I have taken. I knew that all that skill and knowledge had to be put to good use.
Sewing my own bras means so much more than just being able to sew something, it means I have great fitting pretty bras and I can easily go back to my pattern and make as many as I feel like. And now I make panties to match.
I am pleased to announce this week that my bra making class will be taught at The Cotton Shop fabric store in Murray, Utah. This first class will be held on Monday September 23, 2013. If you have wanted to learn this skill and have the desire, this is a great opportunity.
Come join me and Take a Stitch-Sew Your Dreams
Check out my web site for class details and information. Jnettistitches.com
Next post will be all about Elastics. Jnetti.