Course curriculum

  • 1

    Session 1

    • Overview of Active Wear Fabrics, Trims and More

  • 2

    Session 2

    • How to Cut Pattern, Minor Pattern Alterations and More

  • 3

    Session 3

    • Sewing the Maris Sports Bralette

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I give this a 10 out of 10!!! It was organized, well-paced, and nicely presented. Madalynne began with an overview of fabrics, elastics, threads and notions, and then covered fit. In the last session, she demonstrated the step-by-step construction. I am an experienced sewist, but not so much with lingerie and performance fabrics, so this was an excellent opportunity to dive in "with supervision" and feedback via Q&A's. The DIY Kit was perfect for newbies with all of the parts and pieces included with no fuss or muss. The class is appropriate for both new and experienced lingerie sewists. New sewists can follow exactly the video and turn out a perfect sports bra. I wanted to try a specific pattern alteration for me personally. We communicated about my proposed change prior to the sew-along session, and Madalynne gave me the latitude make my change and still be able to follow her live sew-along. Highly recommend this class. Great value for the money.

Course Breakdown

Session 1:

Types of active wear fabrics, linings, trims, and stitching

Active wear fabric versus swim wear fabrics

Levels of support - low-impact, medium-impact, high-impact

Finding your size

Front closures

Session 2: 

Direction of greatest stretch (DOGS)

Cutting out your pattern + fabric

Pattern adjustments 

Favorite tools

Session 3: 

Sewing the Maris sports bralette, a size-inclusive style available in sizes XS-3XL, from start to finish. The Maris bralette features a 3-part bra cup – a lower cup with a vertical seam that provides shaping and volume for all cup sizes – and a triangle upper cup. The bralette is finished with fold over elastic binding along the neckline and the underarm, and a wide elastic band at the bottom, which gives additional support.


This was such a great class! I was able to sew along with the students and completed a gorgeous, well fitting shorts bra. Madalynne went at a perfect pace to allow participants to sew at home and answers questions asking the way. I can't wait to watch the video again and sew up another one!


  • I am a beginner sewist, is this the right class for me?

    Yes, this is the perfect class for beginners. If you know what a bobbin is, can thread a machine, then you are equipped to take this course.

  • Is there an expiration date to the videos?

    No! There is no expiration date to the videos.

  • Is it pre-recorded? Can I watch at my own pace?

    All videos are pre-recorded, so you can watch at any time and from anywhere.