Bra Pattern Drafting Course

This is a comprehensive video course that follows the drafting and a few of the sloper chapters in the book Bare Essentials: Bras. You should have the book in order to follow and take proper notes to steps in the video course, but students have been able to follow the course without the book as well. If you are utilizing the first or second edition, there are some changes that have been made to the third edition, but you should be able to follow most of the lessons. Just make notes in your older editions to update your information.

I have broken all the videos into small steps. Videos may be as short as 30 seconds but as long as 10 minutes depending on what the discussion is about.

While I do my best to provide the most professional presentation possible, I am doing everything - teaching, filming and editing. As a normal human and a mother, I often mix up my words. I have done my best to note on the screen when I was using the completely incorrect term. I am far from being a Craftsy class, so know what you are getting yourself into - a real human teacher who makes real human mistakes.

This is advanced drafting material. If you have never drafted anything in your life, you will likely struggle with some of the basic terminology and drafting concepts. Please comment with questions at the end of the lesson you have a question on and I will respond and keep the comments live so everyone can benefit from the questions and answers. While I would love to provide unwavering and complete support for this class, I am physically and mentally not able to. I encourage you to join the Facebook group to post pictures and receive feedback on your progress from your peers. I do follow the group and comment when I am available to.

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Module 1 Introduction to the Course
Lesson 1 Introduction Video  - Preview
Module 2 Taking Measurements for the Draft
Lesson 1 Taking Measurements
Lesson 2 Wire Fitting and Measurements
Lesson 3 Using the Bra Making Calculator
Module 3 Drafting the Band
Lesson 1 Drafting the Front Band
Lesson 2 Demi Wire and Wire Tilt
Lesson 3 Drafting the Back Band
Lesson 4 Shaping the Band
Lesson 5 Seam Allowances for the Band
Lesson 6 Sewing the Fitting Band
Lesson 7 Fitting the Band
Module 4 Drafting the Cups
Lesson 1 Drafting the Circle and Splitting the Cup
Lesson 2 Adding the Cup Curves
Lesson 3 Matching the Cup to the Band Draft
Lesson 4 Cup Strap Point
Lesson 5 Demi Cup Draft
Lesson 6 Adding Seam Allowances to the Cup and Cutting
Lesson 7 Sewing the Cup into the Fitting Band
Lesson 8 Fitting the Cup
Module 5 Sloper Creation and Manipulation
Lesson 1 Create the Cup Sloper
Lesson 2 Create the Band Sloper
Lesson 3 Finalizing the Slopers
Lesson 4 Manipulating the Cup Sloper for a Stylized Cup Design
Lesson 5 Manipulating the Sloper for a Bralette
Lesson 6 Manipulating the Sloper for a Wireless Bra Design
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