Sewing Panties: Construction & Fit DVD


Item: W0143R


Finally, panties that fit and flatter! Follow along as “Fairy Bra-Mother” Beverly Johnson shows you how to properly draft and sew a custom panty to flatter any body size and shape. As a bonus, you’ll learn to make your personal-wear even more personal with lace embellishments that celebrate your style.

NOTE: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

Class Sessions

Measuring for Panties (16:23)
Meet Beverly Johnson, the “Fairy Bra-Mother,” who begins class with a quick overview of panty styles. You’ll also learn how to take measurements for the perfect fit and evaluate the “stretch factor” of prospective undergarments.

Making the Pattern (22:24)
In Lesson 2, things get drafty! With measurements and stretch factors in hand, draft a master pattern for a brief-style panty.

Constructing the Panties (15:22)
Start putting those panties together! As you construct your briefs, you’ll learn to sew an enclosed gusset, a mark of high-quality ready-to-wear panties. Later in the lesson, you’ll check your fit, measure the leg elastic and sew the elastic into your work.

Completing the Panties (29:00)
You’re almost there! Sew the waistband elastic to complete your first panty, before Beverly runs through some troubleshooting techniques for fit adjustments.

Changing the Style Lines (20:06)
Want a different look? Simple pattern alterations can turn your briefs into a bikini, hipster or French-cut panty! As Beverly shows you the steps for each, you’ll also get introduced to some of the shape-defining details that lead to a flattering look.

Adding Designer Details (17:46)
Give those panties some pizzaz! Beverly shows you how to add feminine, comfortable lace edgings, appliqués, panels and godets, and ends class with the fun ruching technique.

Your Instructor

Beverly Johnson

After years of sewing her own dance costumes and swimwear, Beverly Johnson began teaching bra making in 1995. She has shared her immense knowledge of techniques for sewing bras, swimwear and intimate apparel ever since. Beverly is the owner of Bra-Makers Supply, which carries specialty patterns, fabric and findings. Her books include “Make and Fit Swimwear” and two volumes of “The Bra-Maker’s Manual,” which have become textbooks in some fashion schools.


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Will the companion materials come with my DVD class?
Any downloadable class PDF materials are not included on the DVD, so you will not have access to those materials. While the video instruction on your DVD is complete, you must have streaming access to download the PDF materials associated with the class. You can purchase streaming access or a combination DVD + Streaming access on Craftsy.com.

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