I know we’re all knitters here, but I also know that many of us are bi and tri-craftual and have other nifty crafting skills in our bag of tricks.
If you know how to sew on at least an advanced beginner level and wear a difficult-to-fit bra size, then this review is for you!
Personally, I fit this profile in that I’ve sewn my own clothes since I was teenager and I wear an odd 34H bra size. Clearly I cannot walk into a Walmart and pick up a few bras.
So I bite the bullet, go to my local specialty lingerie shop and spend between $60 and $80 each for bras that will last at the very most, two years.
Imagine my euphoria when I saw this Craftsy class, “Sewing Bras: Construction and Fit”!
Instuctor Beverly Johnson is a fount of information who has written three books on bra fitting and construction and a retailer who runs Bra Maker’s Supply in Hamilton, Ontario.
She also has a line of patterns, Pin-Up Girls, which she uses in the class. All materials needed are available from her store (they do sell online) and she also gives alternate resources.
Here is just a sampling of the subjects covered in the class:
-Measuring the body and choosing the correct pattern size.
-Choosing an underwire.
-Which fabrics will and will not work.
-Two info-packed lessons on fitting the bra
-Finally, the fun part, embellishing.
And here is another plus: you don’t need any fancy equipment, not even a serger! All that is needed is a basic sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch.
Take a look below at some of the lovely, well-fitting bras that students have made and go check out this class!