Watson Sewalong & Upcoming Tutorials

Watson Bra Pattern | Cloth Habit

Thank you all for your kind and enthusiastic response to the Watson! I’m so glad that it fills a space in your lingerie hearts.

And you guys are fast! I’ve already started seeing a few lovely versions popping up and I love seeing what you do with it. You can tag #watsonbra on Instagram, add your photo to my new Flickr group, or send me a link to your blog post.

watson sewalong

The Watson is easy to fit and quick to make if you have any experience sewing lingerie but I know some of you are new to bra-making or would like some tips along the way. I’ll be hosting a sewalong starting January 12.

We’ll walk through making a full set, and I’ll include some easy fitting alterations. I’m also going to add a few extra tutorial “goodies”:

  • How to cut and sew a version of the bra with galloon lace cups (this is not in the pattern)
  • Quick and easy dyeing tutorial, for those of you interested in dyeing lingerie fabrics or elastics

I’d originally planned to do a sewalong shortly after release but it so happens that my pattern was delayed a bit. I don’t want to ram this all into a holiday month, which we all know come and go in the blink of an eye!

In the meantime, I know many of you are eager to whip this up, or want to have your fabrics ready in time of the sewalong, so tomorrow I’m going to cover everything you need to know about choosing and sourcing fabrics and notions for the Watson.

Over the next couple weeks I’ll also have a few surprises in store for you. A couple of my favorite fabric shops have offered to partner up to offer discounts and even some Watson bra kits to my readers! Here’s a little sneak peak of kits that Grey’s Fabric will be offering:

Watson kit - Greys Fabric | Cloth Habit

Stay tuned to the blog or my newsletter for when these become available.

That’s it for today’s newsy post but before I sign off, I really want to give a huge thanks to my friend Stephanie Press and the always lovely Heather Lou of Closet Case Files for helping me bring this pattern to life, as well as their entrepreneurial insights along the way. Steph helped me cut pattern after pattern and helped me work through sample ideas over many Thursday afternoons together. And Heather was a real comrade, pushing me toward the finish line, and listening to me kvetch about stuff like grading in Illustrator. She was the first person to ask me if I’d make a pattern for a sheer plunge bra. I’m sure most independent patternmakers feel this way but there are days when you feel like you are working in a vacuum and it just takes a few encouraging souls to keep you moving. Thanks, guys!


  1. Francesca says:

    Count me in!! So happy that the Watson is here. I am looking forward to participating in your sew-a-long. Looking forward to hearing more details tomorrow. Thanks!! All the best–Francesca

  2. maddie says:

    Marking my calendar for January 12! This will be a fun sewalong!

    I can’t agree more that Heather is a real comrade. She has alwayd offered me great, honest advice.

  3. sandesh says:

    Just bought the Watson and so excited that there will be a sewalong and yay there is gonna be kits available…perfect, I was just about to goggle bra supplies!! Thanks

  4. Lynn says:

    I’m excited for this! Just got my kit from Grey’s fabrics. One I get a nice fitting one under my belt I’m going to see if I can figure it how to make it a nursing bra!

  5. Megda Connoway says:

    Hi I am realy new in lingerie making but I would like to learn. For we can’t find nice lingerie in nice colours and I hate the panties that comes with the bra’s for its old fashioned. I would like to learn how to make a g-string that sit comfortable. And also how to make a bra that sits beautiful. I am from Phalaborwa in South Africa

  6. Angelune says:

    Hi, I just clicked on the link to the flickr group and it seems to have been hijacked. You might want to delete some of those pics…

  7. Ruth says:

    I love the bra but oh my goodness that looks like an amazing dress form! Where’s it from? I wonder if they sell them here in australia? I’m yet to find one I’m happy with!

    • Amy says:

      Hi Ruth, the dress form is by Alvanon, from their lingerie/swim line. Alvanon are among the top range of dress forms in the world, with prices to match, but I’m very pleased with mine! This one was a prototype before they released this particular model but I negotiated with their sales staff to get one. They would probably ship anywhere in the world, since I know they have offices in several countries.

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