This elegant new fall print gives a nod to the artistic style born in France in the 1860's. Monet's paintings, and others of that period, seek to capture a feeling or experience rather than to achieve an accurate representation I love the feeling captured in this print, Impressionism. Its subtle colors take a print that could be considered bold by the size of the floral motif and make it richly relaxing and soothing. Impressionism is digitally printed on luxurious bamboo jersey, and is as soft as it is beautiful. I especially love the Dusty Sage as an accent color with this kit so we are offering it as the standard option. Other beautiful choices. pictured in order, are the Dusty Sage, Evergreen, Golden, Iris, Violets (Pictured, but not currently available), Aster, and Plum Pudding.
The Impressionism 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.
Your 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. 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 Impressionism Bamboo jersey fabric
- 18" x 29" or half yard of Frost or Midnight Sheer Cup Lining
- 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 in Frost or Midnight.
- 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.