Build a Better Bra CD
The Build a Better Bra CD is a power point presentation on CD. The presentation includes colour photographs of each lesson and step. This convenient presentation allows you to stop at each page and study the particular construction step. Move to the next page only when you are ready. It is like a bra class on your computer!
This CD offers more instruction and a better explanation of bra-making, than those found in a typical bra pattern. The Build a Better Bra CD was made for those at the beginner stage of bra-making, therefore is perfect for bra-making teachers or beginning enthusiasts. It can also be used with any full band bra pattern. The presentation covers which fabrics and findings to look for, how to measure, all the layout, cutting, and construction steps to build your own bra. The CD also covers fitting challenges and design ideas.
What you will learn in the Build a Better Bra CD
The Build a Better Bra CD is ideal for the hearing impaired sewist, as the CD is not only pictures, but text. There is no music or voice over. It is well to note that this is a CD, not a DVD and therefore cannot be played on a DVD player. It is a Power Point Presentation of How to Sew and fit a bra.
The lesson begins by teaching you how to properly measure for a bra and choose the equipment and tools necessary for the sewing room. Don’t worry, you very likely have everything you need already. Then, author Beverly V. Johnson explains the materials and findings you will need for you new bras. She also stresses the importance of the DoGS when laying out the pattern pieces on the fabric. The bra parts and the pattern pieces are all clearly identified. Furthermore, pattern layouts are also included so you won’t get mixed up!
Once you have cut your pieces, you are ready to start sewing. This is where the step-by-step photos are invaluable. The book uses both photos and text to illustrate each step along the way. After sewing the bra with countless tips from the author, you are ready to do the fitting. Common fitting challenges and their solutions with photos and text make alterations a breeze.
Also include in the Build a better Bra CD is a gallery of bras that students have made over the years. You will love viewing bras sewn by others and know that you will be able to do it too, with the Fairy Bra Mother by your side.
If you want a teacher in your sewing room…
Those who learn better with virtual video instruction, have had great success with our online bra-making class through Craftsy. The CD is actually the forerunner to the online class Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit. The Craftsy class, once purchased is yours forever and your access never expires.