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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 print is digitally printed on soft and dreamy bamboo jersey and it makes a great bralette and matching undies. The fabric is soft and stretchy, and for more support you'll want to use some sort of a base fabric layer. You can use the fabric alone, the fabric with the optional Stretch Mesh inside the cups, you can use the Regular Power Net for even more support inside the cup, or you can the option to add a kit cut of Spacer Foam in Frost or Midnight to make the cup more supportive and substantial. 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.
The bralette portion of this kit will include a stable sheer lining for the front frame. We will also include regular weight power net to line the back band. You may choose Frost or Midnight for these fabrics. You may choose either 3/8" picot or regular foldover elastic for your upper band and either 1/2" or 5/8" picot for your lower band. For reference, the Watson bralette uses picot elastic and the Sweet Sixteen bralette uses foldover elastic. Please note that our kits do not come with a pattern included, we are leaving that choice up to you!
Bamboo jersey is also a beautiful fabric for panties! It is exceptionally soft, breathable, and is reported to be anti-microbial also. It has a lovely soft stretch and perfect recovery. You can pair your bamboo jersey print with any of our panty elastics. 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. Finally, choose our 1/2" or 1/4" non-picot elastic for an enclosed elastic option. For the panty portion of the kit, you will receive 2-1/2 Yards of 3/4" Foldover Elastic as a Standard offering, or you may choose one of our other panty elastics. You may also choose to double or triple the yardages of your panty elastics and they'll be cut as a single piece. This gives you the best utilization of your elastics.
Each Blueberry Bralette and Panty Kit contains:
- 5/8 yard (Smaller) or 1 yard (Larger) of Blueberry Bamboo Jersey
- 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 3/8" Picot Elastic or regular Foldover Elastic for the upper band in your accent color
- 1-1/4 yards 1/2" or 5/8" Picot Elastic for the 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, in your accent color