Learn to Sew & Draft Your Own 10 Piece Lingerie Collection

SEW AND DRAFT YOUR OWN 10-PIECE LINGERIE COLLECTION!

Lingerie might be the ultimate sewing challenge and it can seem challenging to make a bra on your own. The good news: It’s not!

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Sewing lingerie is rewarding, exciting and A LOT easier than you might think! Being able to make your own underwear and bra is a great way to personalize your wardrobe, and a great way to get creative and experiment with fabrics, prints, and textures.

In this 5 session course, you will create a 10-piece lingerie collection made to your measurements and that you can personalize to your taste and liking.

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You will learn how to draft and alter basic lingerie blocks and how to alter them to different styles of panties and bras. You will also learn what fabrics to choose, how to sew your lingerie garments and get step-by-step instructions on how to install underwires, boning, elastics, and all those other small but important details.

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This course will give you the tools to become your own lingerie expert and you will excel both as a sewer AND pattern drafter!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN!

• Draft and sew three different bra styles: a classic full cover bra, a demi style bra and a bralette style triangle bra.

• How to draft a basic panty block and design three different panties: classic bikini panty, hipster panty, and a vintage style panty.

• Techniques to alter bra patterns for larger or smaller cup sizes.

• Draft and sew a slip, camisole and petticoat.

• Sewing techniques for panties including how to sew lace trims and elastics.

• How to sew padded bra cups, underwires and boning.

• What fabrics, tools, hardware and supplies to choose for lingerie making.

THE EXPERT

My Johansson-Ganjoo is a sewer, dressmaker, knitter, and maker. She first began sewing as a young girl and has since then let her interest in sewing grow into something more accurately described as an obsession. After sewing for friends and family for years she started her own dressmaking business five years ago making custom made vintage inspired dresses. When she’s not teaching sewing, making custom orders and knitting, she blogs at Maelle Makings. She believes there is nothing better than handmade clothes and she loves to spread her enthusiasm and passion for sewing.

We’re sure you’ll love Sew And Draft Your Won 10-Piece Lingerie Collection, it will forever change they way you wear bras and it will make you a better seamstress.

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Best Excuse For More Fabric? Dresses! Check Out Cool Dresses For A Hot Summer.

Recently I attended a 1940s summer ball. It was a great night of dancing, mingling with military veterans, vintage fashion and people watching. I have never seen so many women dressed up outside of a wedding or other formal event. It was such a wonderful experience to see women who had taken care and pride in picking out a particular dress. You could see it in the way they carried themselves, they way the fussed over keeping the dress clean and so on.

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My dress was fairly simple in construction, a simple summer dress. Below is a photo of a D&G dress from a couple of season ago.

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Do you have a preferred summer wardrobe? Do you like to wear dresses or skirts in hot weather? If you find yourself dressing in jeans and t-shirts most of the time, what’s stopping you from switching things up?

I would love to hear your comments on the blog. And, in the mean time, think about sewing your own version of the perfect summer dress.

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Soma Swimsuit Sew Along Week 3: Construction

We hope you are doing well with the Soma Swimsuit Sew Along. We are moving into the construction part of it and how to make your suit look like RTW. Once you make one suit you’ll most likely never go back to buying a swimsuit. You’ll love the fit so much. So, let’s have Rhonda take it away.

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Common Threads 2016

I was the lucky “chosen one” to attend this year’s Baby Lock Common Threads event. And boy the hype did not disappoint! For those of you who do not know about the Common Threads event, it is a place where the top industry professionals and the best bloggers out there get together and make magic happen!

Off to St. Louis, MO!

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Soma Swimsuit Sew Along Week 2: Sewing With Spandex Fabrics

Sewing with Spandex and other stretchy fabrics can be troublesome if you’ve never sewn with them before. Rhonda offers up great tips and tricks for sewing with this fabric. If you haven’t gotten your pattern you can do so now. Next week we’ll begin construction of the suit so there’s still time to grab one. Continue reading

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7 Easy Summer Pieces To Add To Your Wardrobe

Summer Time Sewing

Currently I am in the stages of finishing up my dress for a 1940s ball that I’m attending this weekend.  This is the first costume type event that I’ve ever attended. It will be interesting to see what others are wearing. I’m wondering if there will be a lot of store-bought outfits.

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Naturally, I’m sewing my dress, but I did have a dress I purchased at a vintage clothing store years ago on stand-by in case things didn’t work out. Overall, my dress is a basic sundress but it is an authentic pattern from 1948. Continue reading

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Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery Episode 3 Preview

Hello everyone. We are excited about the latest launch of a new machine embroidery series. This series teaches and inspires both new and experienced machine embroiderers to get the most out of their machine investment and create beautiful embroidered projects.

You can purchase this as a single video with a subscription to QNNtv.com or purchase the entire series (26 episodes) here for 24.99

Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery will guide you through a variety of topics including:

  • different types of embroidery designs
  • stabilizers and threads that are available
  • how to embroider on ready-made-projects
  • embroidering on difficult fabrics
  • the basics of embroidery software, and so much more.

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This series is great for those that sew garments, quilts and/or crafts. As long as you have an embroidery machine and you want to learn all there is to it, you’re all set! Just sit back and find out how fun machine embroidery can be.

Episode 3 is all about embroidery designs. This is the art with which you create beautiful garments, quilts and other projects. Learn about line art, redwork, fill, lettering monograms and more.

Watch a quick preview of Episode 3 of Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery:

You can purchase this as a single video with a subscription to QNNtv.com or purchase the entire series (26 episodes) here for 24.99

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