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Adding a Built-in Bra To Your Pattern and Garment


At a glance

Video Duration: 12 minutes 20 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You want to add built-in support to a garment
  • You plan to sew a swimsuit or sport top
  • You want to learn more about sewing stretch fabrics

You will Learn:

  • How to adjust your pattern to make room for the added bra
  • How to stitch bra cups in place on lining
  • How to attach the bra to the garment


In this video, Meg Healy will show you how to draft a built in bra for an existing pattern, and how to sew it to the garment. Meg will demonstrate each step including how to modify the pattern, determine the fit, and install the built in bra.his technique is great to know when sewing custom-fit swimwear, sportswear, or even every day clothing.

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About the Expert:

Meg Healy began to sew at the age of 12, where she began experimenting with fabric and seams on her Brother little domestic sewing machine. Studying at both Fanshawe College and Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Meg gained the technical skills in pattern making and advanced sewing that led to a number of awards for her design and construction skills. Before becoming the Online Editor of BurdaStyle.com Meg worked as a pattern making intern for Vera Wang. Meg also launched her own highly unique clothing line consisting of fashion-forward spandex leggings in 2010.