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.
Blossoms are the hallmark of spring, and these blushing pink posies couldn't be more charming! Our Cherry Blossom Lace Bra Kit is an oh-so-feminine neutral, perfect for the first moments of spring. This lace has a gentle sheen, and the luster of the Peaches Stretch Silk Satin seems to glow in an almost iridescent combination. As soon as I saw our Cherry Blossoms Lace, I was reminded of Van Gogh's painting Almond Blossoms, where he captured the early spring in southern France. Just as his painting captured the delicate arrival of spring against a clear sky, our Cherry Blossom bra kit can become a bit of spring for you! Our featured artist Liz H created this elegant bra by combining the frame of the LilyPadesigns Labellum with the AFI Atelier Maya cup. She used the silk as the main fabric to show off it’s amazing luster, and went wild with the lace on the Folklors Couture Can Can Knicker. It’s got a hint of retro vibe, doesn't it? I love it! With our fabulous to work with Peaches Stretch Silk Satin, or one of our other 4 base fabrics, your options to design your own work of art are endless!
Choose from our Peaches or Champagne colorways or mix it up if you prefer. Either are a perfect complement for the Cherry Blossom lace. The Peaches colorway creates a peachy-pink vibe that allows designs and texture to shine; the Champagne provides a neutral backdrop for the delicate peachy pink flowers to emerge.
Our Cherry Blossom Lace is limited stock, so we aren’t offering a dedicated lace panty kit with it at this time. To get your matching panties, use one of our standard undie kits of Microlycra, Stretch Mesh or Microlycra Air in the color Peaches or Champagne and use some of your leftover lace to sew up a dreamy set for yourself. A combination I can't wait to try is Evie La Luve's Ohh LuLu Grace Hipster with side insets of Cherry Blossom Lace.
This bra kit features either Stretch Silk Satin, Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Super Simplex, or Microlycra as the base fabric. One kit contains everything that you need to make a bra and has enough fabric for 2 on many sizes. To get the second bra with larger sizes, upgrade to the half yard of cup fabric and add a bra finishing kit.
A Cherry Blossom Bra Kit contains:
- A fat quarter of Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Microlycra or Super Simplex, or a half yard of Peaches Stretch Silk Satin and a fat quarter of Sheer Cup Lining for the silk option
- Add an extra kit cut of cup fabric for extra cup fabric
- 28" x 14" of Powernet (specify regular or firm weight)
- 1 1/2 yards of Cherry Blossom lace
- Band elastics
- 1 1/2 yards of 3/8" scalloped band elastic
- 1 1/4 yards of 5/8" or 1/2" scalloped band elastic
- 1 yard of plush channeling
- Twill tape for seam stabilization
- Strap elastic
- 6" plus interfacing for self straps (no rings and slides)
- 1 1/2 yards plus rings and slides for elastic straps
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.