Structured Bra Making
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Contents and Structure
Simplifying the mystery of bra making, you'll learn how to cut out and construct a series of structured bras. These will include: a non-wired full cup bra, an under-wired padded bra and a non-padded darted bra. You'll be using industrial machines on the course, but everything you learn can be done on a domestic sewing machine at home. We'll demonstrate how to take a pattern from a bought bra to create your own size pattern, and you'll take home three completed bras.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
28mm blade Rotary cutter with retractable blade- Olfa or Fiscars
Air-erasable fabric marker pen
Metric tape measure
Notepad & pen
The course includes:
Introduction to lingerie fabrics and components
Introduction to specialist industrial machines, and achieving similar effects at home
Technical construction of structured lingerie
Cutting out lingerie fabrics using rotary cutters
Seam types, grain and stretch of fabrics
Intermediate. To get the most out of this course you should have pattern cutting skills to the level of Introduction to Womenswear Pattern Cutting and sewing skills to the level of Introduction to Sewing Skills.