Learn the basics of how to fit a bra.  Begin your bra-making journey with an overview of the world of bras.   Monica will demonstrate the steps of bra fitting with women of various shapes and sizes.  Learn how to make adjustments to a pattern to customize your fit and choose the best materials for your bra.  With these basic bra fitting tools you will be ready to start your custom bra wardrobe.

Join Monica as she guides you on a journey to creating your own beautiful bra. You will be taken step-by-step through the entire construction process, learning bra-making basics plus lots of tips and techniques. These construction techniques, applied to the Bravo Bra #2, can be used with almost any bra pattern.

Get started by learning about a variety of patterns, fabrics, and important measurements and pattern adjustments for a great pair of panties.  In part two, Monica will guide you through the basics of construction, including elastic application and tips for successfully sewing knits for both basic panties and boyshorts.  Do you have a pair of panties that you already love?  Monica will show you an easy way to make a pattern from them without taking them apart in part three. Panties are truly a blank canvas, and in part four Monica will show you how to go from average to amazing using fabrics, laces, and embellishments.

Bra Theory

This is it – the heart and soul of Monica’s Beginning Bra Making Workshop delivered to your device.  Let Monica walk you through the fundamentals of what makes a great-fitting bra.  She takes a complex and sometimes daunting task of fitting bras and breaks it down, scaffolding each step to help you on your journey to success.  This video dives deep into the theories behind body structure, pattern and measurements, and fabrics.  Then, armed with this information, learn how each of these aspects interact to make the perfect combination for your perfect fit.

Let Monica walk you step-by-step through making a basic bralette from the Sweet Sixteen pattern. She will show two bralettes with different fabric combinations and all the tips that come with sewing them. Learn the basics of bralette construction with an all fabric version, then expand your skills with a lace covered foam bralette. This is a perfect sew along to get started with sewing bras.

Adjusting a Bralette for Extra Support

Bralettes are soft, comfortable, and not known for being very supportive for larger cup sizes.  Monica will show you how to make adjustments to your pattern and fabric usage to maximize the amount of support in your bralette.

Let Monica help you demystify the sometimes-perplexing world of fitting a bra, whether you plan to make your own or want to be a more educated ready-to-wear consumer. Learn about the art and science of bra fitting and get a glimpse as to why so many of them DON’T (fit, that is!). You will walk away armed with a foundational knowledge that you can apply to both your shopping and sewing experiences.

Some of the cutest prints around are in woven and jersey fabrics.  Sew along with Monica and learn how to use them successfully for your bra.

Sew along with Monica and learn the tricks to using all kinds of fashion knits to create fun, funky, and beautiful bras!

Learn how to take your well-fitting bra pattern and spice it up! Explore the endless possibilities of different cup designs. Monica will show you a quick and simple way to make a multitude of design changes to create new styles. Take your basic bra-making to the next level!


Basic Pattern Alterations

Learn how to make some of the most common adjustments to your pattern for a variety of fitting issues.

Sew Along: Using Microduoplex

Microduoplex is one of the softest and most supportive fabrics you can use.  Sew along with Monica while she shows tips and tricks for using microduoplex in your bra.

Make a Nursing Bra

Use your basic bra pattern and transform it into a nursing bra.  Enjoy the comfort and support of a well-fitting bra with easy access to nurse.