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Bra Builder Budget Combo - Stratosphere

Bra Builder Budget Combo - Stratosphere

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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.

The abstract geometric shapes alone the galloon edge of Stratosphere can be so many things- wispy cloud-forms, kite tails and waves! No matter what your take, these blue forms are a perfectly elegant, non-floral lace. We love a good non-floral lace and this one is especially fine a lovely shade of blue which coordinates with our Ariel Blue.

This is one of our Bra Builder Budget Combos, and it's a great way to get a gorgeous garment without breaking the bank. All the fabrics are white, and the elastics can be either white (for the fastest shipping time and lowest cost), or you can pop a bit of our color Ariel to highlight blue. Either way, it's beautiful!

One Bra Builder Combo kit contains everything that you need to make a bra and has enough fabric for 2 with some sizes. To get the second bra with larger sizes, upgrade to the half yard of cup fabric and add a bra finishing kit.

A Stratosphere Lace Bra Kit contains:

Color Size
Cup Fabric Frost Fat Quarter
Power Net Frost 28" x 14"
Tulle Lace Stratosphere 9" 
1 1/2 yards
Upper Band Elastic- 3/8" Picot Frost or Arial 1 1/2 yards
Lower Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" Picot Frost or Ariel 1 1/4 yards
Strap Elastic- 1/2" or 3/4" Frost or Arial

1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders


6" plus interfacing for self strap

Hook and Eye- 2, 3 or 4 hook Frost 1
Plush Channeling  Frost 1 yard
Twill Tape Frost 18"
Underwires 1 pair


Add-on a Matching Panty Kit Smaller Larger
Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh) Fat 3/8 yard

3/4 yard

Foldover Elastic 2 1/2 yards

5 yards

Lace choice


Cotton Jersey 9" x 9"

9" x 9"

You can also add a matching panty kit. By default, your panty kit will have Frost fabrics and will match the elastics to your accent color. As always, feel free to choose your favorite elastics or narrow lace (please leave us a note if you don't see your choice!). You can also add a 9" square of absorbent fabric for your panty panel! You can find our collection of Waist Lace and Elastics here, and our collection of Leg Lace here. 

Sewing Notes:
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.