Please note that if any of our bamboo knit kits are showing "sold out", please reach out to us by email and we will see if we can put one together for you! 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.
Last year Emma made her own font in a graphic design class, called Blueberry. I loved the font so much that I went looking for a blueberry print, and look what I found! I love the colors, I love the blueberry vibe and I love the gorgeous birds! It's just perfect for this late summer feeling, but it could work almost any time of year. It's a lovely riff on a watercolor floral, but without being all flowery. We're offering Espresso, Caramel, Sand, Pumpkin, Fern, Rain and Navy as accent colors.
This kit is offered with our luxurious bamboo jersey print. This fabric is soft and stretchy, and for more support you'll want to use some sort of a base fabric layer to add support on the back band, which is what the Power Net is in the kit to do. This is a fabric that can be used for that extra something that these fabrics will give unless your support level is very light. Sometimes you still want a little more and for that we offer the option to add a kit cut of 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 the upper band of your bralette you may choose either 3/8" picot elastic or regular foldover elastic. For the lower band your choices are either 1/2" or 5/8" picot elastic. For reference, the Watson bralette uses picot elastic and the Sweet Sixteen bralette uses foldover elastic.
A Blueberry Bamboo Jersey Bralette Kit contains:
- 1/2 yard Blueberry bamboo jersey print
- 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 regular foldover elastic for the upper band of the bralette in your accent color
- 1-1/4 yards of 1/2" or 5/8" picot elastic for the bottom 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