You will absolutely love this bra kit, which is just perfect for the warm spring and summer months! The lovely watercolor print is gorgeous. In person, the colors have the just right amount of intensity -- not too washed out and not too vibrant. There are so many of our colors in the print, so you really can't go wrong when making a beautiful bra. The primary colors that match are Seafoam, Caribbean, Daffodil and Peaches. The secondary colors that match are Toffee and Poppy. Another wonderful match is the limited production color "Blush."
The Spring print featured on the bra is luxurious, with a 4-way stretch and perfect recovery. It isn't thin and drapey like an ITY jersey and it isn't stiff like a scuba or ponte. It's right in between and is lovely to work with and a pleasure to sew. 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. If you can usually get 1 bra from 1 kit then you will want to order a kit cut of the print to cover the band. Of course, this fabric is so lovely you might just want to order some yardage!
The kit will come standard with white sheer cup lining and channeling for under the cups. You may choose white band materials to best match with a fabric-covered band or ask for colored band materials for a contrasting band. If you choose contrasting band fabric I will match the twill tape and hook and eyes to your band. 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, please specify the color. I will provide white rings and slides unless you ask for something else. You can choose to pull out any of the colors for the band elastic, with white as the default choice.
A bra kit contains:
- Fat quarter of Spring print
- Fat quarter of white sheer cup lining to stabilize cups
- 14" x 28" of power net (default is white)
- 3/8" and 5/8" upper and lower band elastic (default is white)
- Set of 3 hooks and eyes
- 6" of strap elastic and interfacing for self strap styles (no rings and slides)
- Strap elastic and rings and slides for elastic strap styles
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.