Sew Ready: Garment Basics

with Brett Bara

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Customize and sew your first garment — a chic pencil skirt — and gain the skills to make even more wardrobe essentials you'll love to wear! Read More…

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  2. Meet the Instructor
  3. Ratings & Reviews
  4. Materials
  5. FAQs

Class Rating

(20 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Amazing Class

Gives a beginner like me all the basics! I like the way Brett explains things, she makes it easier to understand all those steps.:)

rated 5 stars

Great Class

Excellent class. Awesome instructor. Very detailed and well explained.

Sew Empress-ive
rated 5 stars

Good Class

Brett was thorough and easy to understand and follow. It is definitely a good prerequisite for taking other Craftsy classes that go more into details of making skirts, as well as drafting patterns.

rated 5 stars

Sew Ready Garmet Basics

This class was excellent. Thank you Brett you are a wonderful instructor. I learned and accomplished quite a bit through this class. I am now starting on my second skirt. Thanks again.

rated 5 stars

Learned much as beginning sewer

Excellent class that goes through detailed instructions to make a fun, comfortable skirt. The instructor goes through the material thoroughly in a manner that makes it all doable. This is the first garment I've self-sewn and learned significant techniques such as making darts and putting in a zipper as well as suggestions or tips throughout the entire class that make the final product more professional looking. Definitely worth time and energy invested in it!

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$39.99 (50% Off!)

Included with this class:

Butterick Misses' Skirt Pattern 5466. more info

Butterick Misses' Skirt Pattern 5466

Butterick Misses' Skirt Pattern (B5466)

Semi-fitted, straight skirt pattern that hits right above mid-knee. Back zipper closure with construction options that include darts, waistband, self-belt, princess seams, and a raised waist.

Price: $0.00 (included with purchase), Retail: $17.95

SIZE 8 10 12 14 16
Waist 24in (61cm) 25in (64cm) 26 1/2in (67cm) 28in (71cm) 30in (76cm)
Hip 33 1/2in (85cm) 34 1/2in (88cm) 36in (91cm) 38in (97cm) 40in (102cm)
SIZE 18 20 22 24
Waist 32in (81cm) 34in (86cm) 37in (94cm) 39in (99cm)
Hip 42in (107cm) 44in (112cm) 46in (117cm) 48in (122cm)

This pattern will be shipped directly to you by Butterick Patterns. Please allow 14 business days for U.S. shipments (international shipments will require additional time for delivery).

For $19.99 You Get:

• 8 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access

• A Butterick sewing pattern with multiple styling options

• Hours of up-close instruction

• Answers from Brett in our virtual classroom

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