Online Class

Sew Ready: Garment Basics

$39.99
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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!

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Butterick 5466 skirt and belt pattern (mailed separately)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, fabric suggestions and instructions for design variations
  • Closed captioning available (web only)
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Brett Bara

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Join Brett Bara for every step of your garment-making journey, from unopened pattern to fabulous, finished skirt. Learn the ins and outs of using and customizing your pattern before you even cut out your fabric. Plus, you'll be ready to sew darts and a centered zipper before you know it. Your garment will begin to take form as you sew your front and back pieces together, add the waistband of your choice and finish seams. Then you'll add a hook-and-eye closure, hem your skirt, and voilà— you're ready to show off your signature style wearing your classic skirt.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Brett Bara & Get Started
32:34
Brett Bara introduces herself, explains the project pattern and choosing a size, and discusses the tools you'll need.
2. Getting to Know the Pattern
12:33
3. Cutting Your Fabric
31:48
4. Sewing Darts & Zippers
30:43
5. Assembling the Skirt
24:12
6. Sewing Waistbands
46:56
7. Hemming
23:00
8. Variations
28:14

Taught by

Brett Bara
Brett Bara
Brett Bara found her crafty calling during childhood while accompanying her mom on trips to the fabric store. Today, as the author of Sewing in a Straight Line and the creator of Brooklyn Craft Camp, Brett is well-known throughout the sewing and crafting community as a professional designer, editor, and teacher. Brett is a returning Craftsy instructor, and has also taught her maker magic at a wide variety of venues from Mood Fabrics and Maker Faire to The American Folk Museum and The Martha Stewart Show.

Butterick Misses'/Misses' Petites

Size468101214161820222426
Bust (in.)29 1/2"30 1/2"31 1/2"32 1/2"34"36"38"40"42"44"46"48"
Chest (in.)27 1/2"28 1/2"29 1/2"30 1/2"32"34"36"38"40"42"44"46"
Waist (in.)22"23"24"25"26 1/2"28"30"32"34"37"39"41 1/2"
Hip (in.)31 1/2"32 1/2"33 1/2"34 1/2"36"38"40"42"44"46"48"50"
Back Waist Length (in.)15 1/4"15 1/2"15 3/4"16"16 1/4"16 1/2"16 3/4"17"17 1/4"17 1/2"17 3/4"18"
Petite Back Waist Length (in.)14"14 1/4"14 3/4"15"15 1/4"15 1/2"15 3/4"16"16 1/4"16 1/2"16 3/4"17"

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