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.
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.
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.
Constructing the Back
In this lesson, find out how to construct the back of your bralette with a pull-on back, attach the elastics and add the bottom band.
Completing the Bralette
Complete your bralette by adding pretty straps. Then, Alison shares a racerback and halter neck variation and even shows you how to add an optional hook-and-eye fastener to any style bralette.
Finally, Alison guides you through making a quick and easy pair of stretch lace knickers to complete your ensemble. Sew a simple garter belt (also called suspenders) and your sweet-and-sexy lingerie set is ready to wear or gift!
Sew your own trendy bralette with customizable details.
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.
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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