Fall has suddenly fallen! Our celebration of the crisp, cool, days of Fall is to roll out our September Kit of the Month “Corn Maze”. In September, farmers across North America plow puzzling pathways through their drying cornfields for people young and old to adventure through. The intricate geometric designs of this lovely stretch lace remind me of family trips to a Wisconsin corn maze on Autumn days gone by Our new Seasonal Color “Pecan” is a beautiful, warm brown and just the color of those fall cornfields we would wander through. Pecan looks lovely on many different skin tones and is the perfect color for jumping into Autumn. The iridescent cool, brown edging (it looks blue in some lights!) is a gorgeous finishing touch for this single color long line bra.
To take the Fall Celebration one step further you may want to try some matching Lace Panties with our Corn Maze Lace Panty Kit . If you prefer panties in Stretch Mesh or Microlycra they would be lovely as well. You can find our Stretch Mesh Panty Kit here and our Microlycra Panty Kit here. Choose our Seasonal Color Pecan to make a beautiful pair of panties to match your Corn Maze Bra
You can choose your fabrics to get your perfect look and fit. For cups, you may choose Microduoplex, which is the gold standard for a supportive bra. The microduoplex is buttery soft, never ravels or frays, is almost indestructible and lets clothing glide right over it. It has a satin side and a matte side, and you can use either side as the right side. If you've used other duoplex for your bra building, you'll be delighted with the microduoplex. It has all the lovely features of the polyester duoplex available elsewhere, but has a lovely hand and conforms to your shape even better. You can also specify Tricot for your cups. Line Tricot cups with the same Tricot fabric but orient the stretch in opposite directions. Finally you can go for a more transparent look with a Sheer Cup Lining base fabric. You can also choose regular or firm power net for your band, the size of your hook and eye and the type of straps that you want. Use our regular weight power net for 75% stretch, great comfort, and very good support. Use our firm weight power net for the strongest support with 50% stretch. This is the power net that Bravo Bella carried for much of 2017 and 2018 except that it isn't stiff, it's soft. The price of the kit will change based upon the base fabric that you specify.
A Corn Maze Bra KIt contains:
- A fat quarter of Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining or Tricot in Pecan.
- 28" x 14" of Powernet (specify regular or firm weight) in Pecan.
- 2 yards of Corn Maze stretch lace
- Band elastics
- 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
- 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.
We offer all these pins, clips, needles and thread here on our site.