Our Kits take the guesswork out of lingerie building by putting together everything you'll need to make beautiful lingerie using your own pattern. If you need a pattern, we have a great selection on our Patterns Page, both paper and downloadable.
Sometimes you might not want to put on an underwired bra, you might want to wear a lounge bralette instead. There are so many darling bralette patterns out there, and bralettes are a great option for many women. Whether you like wearing bralettes as your standard choice or if you want an option to wear around the house, you can make just what you want with our comprehensive bralette kits. Choose one of our beautiful colors for your bralette and we think you will be thrilled with the results!
These kits are offered with our delightful Microlycra fabric. This fabric is soft and stretchy, and for more support you might want to use some sort of a base fabric layer to add support under the cup and on the back band. Many will use the power net in the kit for this purpose, but some might want the lighter Stretch Mesh or, for more support, the soft and yummy Spacer Foam in Frost or Midnight.
Spacer foam is about 1/16" thick, is lightweight but substantial, breathable, and has a 4-way stretch. It is a different fabric than a cut and sew foam, which is thicker and primarily suitable for a lining only. For support, you would use it like any Lycra fabric, cutting it so that there is a little bit of negative ease. I remove the seam allowances within the cup and butt the seams together. Then I sew them together with a 3-step zigzag, running a piece of tissue paper under the fabric while I sew so that it doesn't creep on me. I keep the seam allowances on the band side and sew it into the band just like I would any other fabric.
For elastics, we offer either 3/8" picot elastic or regular foldover elastic for the upper band of the bralette. For the lower band you may choose either 1/2" or 5/8" picot elastic. For reference, the Watson bralette uses picot elastic and the Sweet Sixteen bralette uses foldover elastic. We will be dyeing your elastics to your chosen color. If you would like us to send white elastic, please specify this in the order notes.
You will love our Microlycra for panties! It's smooth, liquid, soft and buttery. It's completely opaque but isn't at all thick and heavy. Clothing will glide right over it. It has a beautiful 4-way stretch and perfect recovery. It can be dyed to all of our colors, including all of our special colors.
A Microlycra Panty Kit offers 1 yard of elastic or lace for the waistband and 1 1/2 yards of elastic or lace for the leg openings. This is our standard offering. You can also double or triple these yardages and they'll be cut as a single piece. This gives you the best utilization of your elastics. You can pair your Microlycra with any of our panty elastics and narrow laces. The Wide Daisy Elastic is a great waistband and helps avoid that dreaded muffin top. Our panty picots are soft and a breeze to apply. Our ultra-thin gives you stealth panties. The elastic is so thin that it disappears. The foldover elastics are great, and lots of patterns give great instructions for applying them. I especially like the fancy foldover. The plush is super soft and the fold line in the middle makes applying it easy peasy.
A Microlycra Bralette and Panty Kit contains:
- 5/8 yard (Smaller) or 1 yard (Larger) of Microlycra in Frost, Midnight or your choice of our colors
- A kit cut of Sheer Tricot in Frost or Midnight
- A kit cut of Regular Power Net in Frost or Midnight
- 1-1/2 yards of 3/8" picot elastic or foldover elastic for the upper band in your color
- 1-1/4 yards of 1/4" or 5/8" picot elastic for your lower band in your color
- 1 1/2 yards 1/2" Strap elastic plus a set of Rings and Slides in your color
- A set of Hook and Eyes in your color
- 2-1/2 yards of 3/4" Foldover Elastic for your Panties or you may choose one of our other panty elastics or stretch laces, also in your color