Basic Bralette



In this class, you will construct a basic bralette using many techniques that are the basis of all undergarment sewing.  A bralette is different from a bra in a few ways.  First, there are no underwires in a bralette so it doesn’t offer the type of support that larger cup sizes need for day wear.  Second, it pulls on over the head…there are no hooks in the back.  So, this bralette is super comfortable.  It probably offers adequate support for smaller cup sizes and may be perfect for larger cup sizes for lounge wear or as a sleep bra.

 You’ll learn:

  •          Which types of zigzag stitches are used in undergarment construction
  •          How to apply Fold Over Elastic (FOE) to finish edges
  •          What options you have for lining bras and bralettes
  •          How to create an elastic casing which is used for support of the bust in bralettes and sports bras
  •          Basic bra fitting

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner or Intermediate

                You must have sewn garments prior to the class.  Preferably, you also have prior experience sewing with knits.

Supplies:

IMPORTANT: your sewing machine must be able to sew a zigzag stitch that allows you to alter both the length AND the width of the zigzag.  It must also sew a triple zigzag stitch.  If your machine doesn’t have these features, please call Dabble and Stitch and reserve one of our sewing machines for the class.

1/3 yard of jersey fabric with at least 30% stretch

2.5 yards of 1” wide fold over elastic.  (Fold over elastic is designed with a channel down the center to allow it to easily fold in half.  Dritz and Simplicity Trims both offer FOE and it can be found in several colors in the Babyville area at Joann Fabrics)

1.5 yards of 1.25” wide regular KNIT elastic

Matching thread

Ballpoint needle (size 80/12 or 90/14)

Hand sewing needle

Gridded ruler and removable fabric making pen or tailor’s chalk

Sharp scissors or rotary cutter for cutting out your fabric

Sharp embroidery scissors (Optional but nice to have)

**the instructor will provide the bralette pattern and some options for bralette linings**

 


Skill Level: Advanced beginner
Materials Included: Bralette pattern
Requirements: You must have previous sewing experience, preferably with knits. Additionally, our pattern is sized for32A - 42D . If you are a different size, please contact Dabble and Stitch before registering.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.