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Masquerade Lace Bra Kit
Masquerade Lace Bra Kit

Masquerade Lace Bra Kit

Regular price
$44.00
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$44.00
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Our Lace Bra 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.

Meet one part of our three-part Mardi Gras capsule wardrobe. This one celebrates the purple color, and is named for the Masquerade celebration that goes along with the festivities in New Orleans. This lace is rich with diamonds -- lots of shapes and even some shine in the form of sequins. Our Featured Artist Jennie used our Umber silk as the backdrop for the lace, and we think it's stunning. We recommend that you upgrade to the silk if you can swing it. Otherwise, use Thistledown under the lace and Imperial surrounding the lace. If you overlay your lace onto a solid Imperial, you'll lose a lot of the embroidered detail. Jennie also made a darling bodysuit with the lace, and she combined her silk and lace with Orchid for that piece. Check out the French Quarter kit for the coordinating green pieces, and pick up the optional tulle skirt add on if you want the full look.

Jennie's longline bra uses her Vivien V1 cups which she converted to a darted cup to best display the lace, and used the Grace frame extended into a longline, and modified to use the partial band cups. She used her own Charlotte Knickers pattern (available at Annie and Myra's) for the green undies. She made the Godiva bodysuit by hacking a variety of patterns together, including the Rey bra back and the Charlotte knickers. It's so cute! Don't you love the hat that pulls everything together??

This bra kit features your choice of Stretch Silk Satin, Microduoplex, Super Simplex, Tricot, Sheer Cup Lining, Bra Tulle or Microlycra as the base fabric. One kit contains everything that you need to make a bra and has enough fabric for 2 with many sizes if you pick up an extra bra finishing kit. To get the second bra with larger sizes, upgrade to the half yard of cup fabric and add a bra finishing kit.

A Masquerade Tulle Lace Bra Kit contains:

 

Color

Quantity

Cup Fabric - Silk

Lining - Sheer Cup lining

Umber

Imperial

1/2 yard

Fat Quarter

OR Cup Fabric-

  • Microduoplex
  • Super Simplex
  • Tricot
  • Sheer Cup Lining
  • Bra Tulle
  • Microlycra

Thistledown or

Imperial

Fat Quarter

Power Net- Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm

Imperial

28" x 14"

Tulle Lace

Masquerade Tulle Lace-12"

1 1/2 yards

Upper Band Elastic- 3/8" Picot

Imperial

1 1/2 yards

Lower Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" Picot

Imperial

1 1/4 yards

Strap Elastic- 1/2" or 3/4"

Imperial

1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders

-or-

6" plus interfacing for self strap

Hook and Eye- 2, 3 or 4 hook

Matches band

1

Plush Channeling

Matches band

1 yard

Twill Tape (if requested)

Matches band

18"

Underwires

 

1 pair

 

Add-on a Matching Tulle Skirt- Imperial  Smaller Larger
Diamond Tulle 3 yards 5 yards
1 1/4" Wide Plush Elastic 1 yard 2 yards

 

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

Tulle Lace

choice

choice

Cotton Jersey

9" x 9"

9" x 9"

Your panty will match your lace unless you specify otherwise. 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.