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Sew Ready: Garment Basics

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Join Brett Bara for every step of your garment-making journey, from unopened pattern to fabulous, finished skirt. Learn the ins and outs of using and customizing a pattern before you even cut out your fabric. Plus, you’ll be ready to sew darts and a centered zipper before you know it. Your garment will begin to take form as you sew your front and back pieces together, add the waistband of your choice and finish seams. Then you’ll add a hook-and-eye closure, hem your skirt, and voilà—— you’re ready to show off your signature style wearing your classic skirt. Important Pattern Information The sewing pattern on which this class is based — Butterick 5466 — is not included with your purchase and may be out of print — check with online retailers. This class is rich in essential sewing techniques, so if the pattern is out of print, we encourage you to look for an alternative pattern with similar style details. You might also be able to find the original pattern through a private reseller.


  • Class Preview
  • Meet Brett Bara & Get Started
  • Getting to Know the Pattern
  • Cutting Your Fabric
  • Sewing Darts & Zippers
  • Assembling the Skirt
  • Sewing Waistbands
  • Hemming
  • Variations

Taught by

Brett Bara


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