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.
There is something about March. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, spring fever gets really bad. You've had a few nice days. Snow is melting, days are longer. But it's not quite that bursting with bud and bloom yet. This kit reminds you that those blooms are coming :). The soft springlike colors feel like a warm, gently breeze. We're putting this light-as-a-feather lace with our color Peaches, and Peaches silk is sublime with it. Then, because I like a mix and match, we're popping the blue gray on the elastics with Lady Gray.
Liz H. of @ourladyofperpetualfitting created this gorgeous set for us. She used the Lusamine Pattern by LilyPaDesigns and added extra details to her straps and beneath her cups with Peaches Silk to get a pin-up girl vibe that we just adore!
A Spring Fever Lace Bra Kit contains:
|Color for all other bases||Color for Silk||Size|
|Stretch Silk Satin||Peaches||1/2 yard|
|Lining for silk - Sheer Cup Lining||Peaches||Fat Quarter|
|Cup Fabric - other bases||Peaches or Lady Gray||Fat Quarter|
|Power Net - Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm||Peaches or Lady Gray||Peaches||28" x 14"|
|Tulle Lace||Spring Fever- 8 3/4"||Spring Fever- 8 3/4"||1 1/2 yards|
|Upper Band Elastic - 3/8" Picot||Peaches or Lady Gray||Peaches or Lady Gray||1 1/2 yards|
|Lower Band Elastic - 1/2" or 5/8" Picot||Peaches or Lady Gray||Peaches or Lady Gray||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic - 1/2" or 3/4"||Peaches or Lady Gray||Peaches or Lady Gray||
1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders
6" plus interfacing for self strap
|Hook and Eye - 2, 3 or 4 hook||Matches band||Matches band||1|
|Plush Channeling||Matches band||Matches band||1 yard|
|Twill Tape||Matches band||Matches band||18"|
|Add-on a Matching Panty Kit||Smaller||Larger|
|Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)||Fat 3/8 yard||
|Foldover Elastic||2 1/2 yards||
|Cotton Jersey||9" x 9"||
9" x 9"
For the silk option, the bra fabrics will be Peaches. All other base fabrics will be your choice of Peaches or Lady Gray. Elastics can be either Peaches or Lady Gray. Your panty will coordinate with your base fabric choices 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.
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.