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Retro Mod Bralette Kits

Retro Mod Bralette Kits

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$25.00
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There are so many darling bralette patterns out there, and bralettes are a great option for many women. Whether you like wearing bralettes as your standard choice or if you want an option to wear around the house, you can make just what you want with our comprehensive bralette kits. The lace on this kit isn't exactly a lace, it's an embroidered stretch mesh, and it's soft, supple and altogether yummy. The very "mod" colors and patterns on this kit give it that 70s flair, so wear it with your bell bottoms! 

These kits come in a variety of options. You can choose spacer foam, microlycra, and Retro Mod Lace. Typically, spacer foam dyes lighter and whiter than our elastics and other fabrics. Spacer foam is about 1/16" thick, is lightweight but substantial, breathable, and has a 4-way stretch. It is a different fabric than a cut and sew foam, which is thicker and primarily suitable for a lining only. For support, you would use it like any Lycra fabric, cutting it so that there is a little bit of negative ease. I remove the seam allowances within the cup and butt the seams together. Then I sew them together with a 3-step zigzag, running a piece of tissue paper under the fabric while I sew so that it doesn't creep on me. I keep the seam allowances on the band side and sew it into the band just like I would any other fabric. You can add your lace to the band, to one part of the cup or all over the cup, it's your choice. The Art Deco lace is not a stretch lace, so you'll want to account for that in your sizing, and you wouldn't want to use it on the back of the band since that needs some stretch.

There are 3 levels of support available. All three levels of support include a stable sheer lining for the front frame. For light support we offer a light, buttery power mesh to line the back band under the print. For medium support we offer medium weight power net to line the back band. For strong support we offer firm weight power net to line the back band and add regular weight power net for inside the cups. Any of the fabrics can be used alone in the cup, but some might want to line the cup with either power mesh or medium power net to add some extra support. This comes standard on the Super Support option. It's probably not necessary on the light support option.

For elastics, we offer either a foldover elastics option or a picot elastics option, and vary the weight of the elastics to correspond with the level of support. For reference, the Watson bralette uses picot elastic and the Sweet Sixteen bralette uses foldover elastic. 

Fabrics Elastics
Light Support

A half yard of microlycra

or

18" x 22" of spacer foam plus a fat quarter of microlycra

14" x 14" Power Mesh

18" x 15" Sheer Tricot

2 yards of Retro Mod Stretch Mesh Lace


Picot  Foldover

1 1/2 y 1/4" Picot elastic

1 1/4y 1/2" Picot elastic

1 1/2y 1/2" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes 

Set of rings and slides

2 1/2 y 5/8" Fancy Foldover elastic

1 1/4y 1/2" Picot elastic

1 1/2y of 1/2" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes

Set of rings and slides

Regular Support

A half yard of microlycra

or

18" x 22" of spacer foam plus a fat quarter of microlycra

14" x 14" Regular Power Net

18" x 15" Sheer Tricot

2 yards Retro Mod Stretch Mesh Lace

Picot Foldover

1 1/2 y 1/4" or 3/8" Picot elastic

1 1/4y 1/2" Picot elastic

1 1/2y 1/2" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes 

Set of rings and slides

2 1/2 y 5/8" Fancy Foldover elastic

1 1/4y 1/2" or 5/8" Picot elastic

1 1/2y of 1/2" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes

Set of rings and slides

Super Support

A half yard of microlycra

or

18" x 22" of spacer foam plus a fat quarter of microlycra

14" x 14" Firm Power Net

18" x 30" Sheer Tricot

10" x 28" Regular Power Net

2 yards of Retro Mod Stretch Mesh Lace

Picot  Foldover

1 1/2 y 3/8" Picot elastic

1 1/4y 5/8" Picot elastic

1 1/2y 3/4" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes 

Set of rings and slides

2 1/2 y 3/4" Foldover elastic

1 1/4y 5/8" Picot elastic

1 1/2y of 3/4" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes

Set of rings and slides