Who says fall prints have to be in warm tones? These leaves in gorgeous tones of purple, blue and green seem to be suspended in free fall. In this print, it's almost as if fall was happening in the ocean! The black background sets off the rich, cool hues in our new fall print, Falling Leaves. Although I love the typical warm colors found in many fall prints I think the non traditional cool element of Falling Leaves will make for an elegant and sophisticated bra. The pattern is graphically printed on our soft and luxurious bamboo jersey. The kit comes standard with Midnight or you can pick up one of the rich accent colors pictured here, in order, Seafoam, Evergreen, Woods, Iris, Aster (not pictured), Violets (not available), River, Sky and the standard, Midnight. Aster is a light purple taking the place of the no longer available Violets. Carla made a gorgeous Josey bra and dyed up a lovely version of Iris as a lace accent. Isn't it amazing?
The Falling Leaves print featured on the bra is luxurious, with a 4-way stretch and perfect recovery. Bamboo jersey is a great fabric for lingerie -- antibacterial, breathable, soft, light, airy and altogether yummy. Because the print is a 4-way stretch knit you can cover the band of your bra with the print for an all-over look. If you can usually get 2 bras from 1 kit you'll probably have enough of the print for both cups and band with a Smaller size. If you can usually get 1 bra from 1 kit then you will want to order the Larger size to cover the band. If you want to make sure you have enough, order the Larger to get plenty of fabric.
The kit will come with your choice of Frost or Midnight materials underneath. You may choose either Frost or Midnight for your band materials and the channeling for under the cups. If you use Frost, the colors will appear more true. If you choose to go with Midnight it will blend well with the print for a more cohesive look but the colors will be softened. You will also get Frost or Midnight twill tape. If you order self straps you will receive a small piece of white strap elastic to add a bit of flexibility to the strap. If you want an elastic strap it will match your accent color. The hook and eye unit will also be dyed to your accent color. Some gals like to use Spacer Foam under the cups to add a bit more body to the cup, and you can order a kit cut of spacer in Frost or Midnight for this purpose.
A Bra Kit contains:
- Fat quarter or half yard of Falling Leaves Bamboo jersey fabric
- 18" x 29" or half yard of Sheer Cup Lining in Frost or Midnight.
- 28" x 14" of powernet (specify regular or firm weight) in Frost or Midnight.
- 1 1/2 yards of 3/8" band elastic in Frost or Midnight
- 1 1/4 yards of 5/8" band elastic in Frost or Midnight
- 1 yard of plush channeling to match the band
- 18" of Twill tape for seam stabilization
- A hook and eye unit (please specify 2, 3 or 4 hooks) in your accent color
- A pair of underwires
- Strap elastic
- 6" plus interfacing for self straps
- A yard and a half plus rings and slides for elastic straps in accent color.
Remember to cut your fashion jersey a bit smaller than your more stable fabric. Cut as small as 1/16" for tiny spans and up to 1/4" for larger spans. Saturate your bamboo with starch and let it dry flat, then sew it without needing to wrestle with the softness of the fabric.