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.
This cheerful combination of tossed cherries and lemon wedges is the refreshing burst we need as summer heat sets in! Our darling Cherry Lemonade Lace Bra Kit coordinates with the uplifting colors of Frost, Antique Rose, Canary and She Shed, perfect for this sunny time of year. She Shed captures the pinky red cherries, while Canary pulls out the Lemons, Antique Rose is color of the blossoms along the margin and in the background of the lace (and the color of a glass of cherry lemonade) and Frost is a crisp backdrop for all the other colors to shine. This kit will come standard with Antique Rose as the cup and Canary for the findings. The colors are a bit off in the garment photo -- use the kit photo for an accurate read of the colors.
Cherry Lemonade is a stretch mesh lace- it's oh-so fun and accommodates the unique motifs by allowing you to position it with less seaming. Such a great way of showing off a cute lace! Lindsie R. of Sew Busty crafted this cute bra for us. She's expecting her first baby soon, so she focused in on the stretch part of this lace to keep up with her ever-increasing curves! It was a perfect fit! She popped the She Shed color with wide band elastic for her lower band, and you can do the same. Just ask us to switch up the lower band elastic for Wide Plush on your kit. For her bra, she sewed up the the Forme pattern from Bratobe, and she used the LilyPaDesigns Lunaria Maternity Panty pattern for her undies. And, if the cherries and lemon wedges weren't enough, this kit comes with an adorable cherry charm (while supplies last)! Oh so cute!
If you'd like to make yourself a charming lace panty to match, you can find that kit right here!
A Cherry Lemonade bra kit contains:
- A fat quarter of Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Microlycra, Super Simplex or Tricot
- Add an extra kit cut of cup fabric for extra cup fabric
- 28" x 14" of Powernet (specify regular, firm or stabilized firm weight)
- 1 1/2 yards of Cherry Lemonade stretch 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.