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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Selecting Fabrics & Stash-Clearing
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Follow along as Nancy shows you more ways to work with color, especially contrast levels in solids and prints. Then learn Nancy's foolproof tips for editing your fabric stash to reflect your new knowledge of what works.
Styling for Your Body Type
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Not sure if you're an hourglass, a triangle or another shape altogether? Nancy will teach you to identify your body type and choose styles to flatter it, along with tips for choosing or adapting patterns to suit you.
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