Plus-size
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Embrace your shape! Adjust any pattern to fit and flatter your figure.
Jenny Rushmore
Jenny Rushmore
Measuring for Panties
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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.
Completing the Panties
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You're almost there! Sew the waistband elastic to complete your first panty, before Beverly runs through some troubleshooting techniques for fit adjustments.
Adding Designer Details
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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.
Making the Pattern
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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
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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.
Changing the Style Lines
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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.
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Transform your wardrobe into a treasure chest of garments that make you look and feel your best.
Nancy Nix-Rice
Nancy Nix-Rice
All About Color
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Meet Nancy Nix-Rice: author, former sewing industry executive, and expert on how everyone can look great every day. Learn about Nancy's essential "points of connection" concept and how to evaluate your outfits in terms of color temperature, value and intensity.
Planning Your Wardrobe
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Find out how to plan an amazing wardrobe with a few key pieces in neutrals and accent colors for dozens of outfits. Nancy will also share suggestions for fabric types and pattern silhouettes, with sewing tips along the way.
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