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…

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

Class Rating

(15 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Perfect Sewing Class

Instructor is so delightful and great at teaching. So far so good

Eliska Jeffrey
rated 5 stars

Just what I need

I am learning to sew, and most classes are too far away or when I am at work.

rated 5 stars


It is a wonderful class!!
I learned so much, it was a joy.
Great instructor.

rated 5 stars

Great beginning class!

This is a wonderful class for a beginner. The basics are explained very well. Brett is very prepared and knowledgeable.

Before ordering the pattern, look up Butterick B5466 to see the measurements for sizes. Pattern sizes are MUCH different from ready to wear, which I did know..but Craftsy did not provide measurements that I could find. So I guessed on the pattern. I normally wear size 8-10, so chose the 8-10-12-14. Turns out on the pattern I need a size 18. Hoping for an exchange.

rated 5 stars

Great Class With Perfect Approach

This is a class for beginners and I was hesitant at first as I thought it was a bit too basic for me. I am glad I signed up nonetheless: Brett is a very experiences seamstress and she has collected some great tips that I found really invaluable even if I already knew how to read a pattern. I really recommend it.


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 $39.99 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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