Our Bra Builder Combo Kits take the guesswork out of bra building by putting together everything you'll need to make a beautiful bra using your own pattern. If you need a pattern, we have a great selection on our Patterns Page, both paper and downloadable.
This Bra Builder Combo is named for a deliciously sweet and very particular dessert wine, Ice Wine. The subtle hints of green and the palest of yellows in this beautiful white lace bring to mind frozen vineyards with their frosty globes hanging from crystal coated grapevines, awaiting a very special winter harvest. Winemakers have to wait until the temperature stays below 15 degrees Farenheit for at least 24 hours to harvest the solid, frost coated marbles that are then crushed to make this wonderfully sweet wine. This lace will bring an elegant and organic feel to the essential white on white bra. We love the beautiful long line bra that Liz of Liz Sews put together for us with this lace using the Annie and Myra's Grace Bra pattern with long line alterations Because all of the fabrics and findings that come with this kit are in Frost and require no dyeing, we are able to bring you this Bra Builder Combo at a very friendly price.
One Bra Builder Combo kit contains everything that you need to make a bra and has enough fabric for 2 with many sizes. To get the second bra with larger sizes, upgrade to the half yard of cup fabric and add a bra finishing kit.
Bra Kit contains:
- A fat quarter of Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Microlycra or Tricot in Frost
- 28" x 14" of Powernet (specify regular or firm weight) in Frost
- 2 yards of Ice Wine lace
- Band elastics in Frost
- 1 1/2 yards of 3/8" scalloped band elastic
- 1 1/4 yards of 5/8" scalloped band elastic
- 1 yard of plush channeling in Frost
- Twill tape for seam stabilization
- 3 hook and eyes (please specify 2 or 4)
- Strap elastic
- 6" plus interfacing for self straps (no rings and slides)
- 1 1/2 yards plus rings and slides for elastic straps
The strength of our microduoplex fabric, which makes it so wonderful for bras, also makes it hard to puncture with needles and pins. This is true with most duoplex fabrics. Use either fine silk pins or Wonder Clips to pin (I find Wonder Clips work best), and a Microtex 80/12 needle with a smooth thread like Superior Threads So Fine or Mettler Metrosene to make it easy to sew. In my testing, the So Fine thread and Microtex 80/12 won the challenge of the nicest stitch on microduoplex, and as long as my presser foot completely covered the seam allowance, I found it just as easy to sew as quilting cotton. I moved the needle to the right to set my seam allowance at 1/4" since my presser foot is a bit wide. I find it works well to saturate the lace with liquid starch and let it dry before laying out your pattern pieces and cutting your fabric. This stiffens the lace until you wash it and the lace has enough body to behave well in the sewing process.
We offer all these pins, clips, needles and thread here on our site.