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.
Our Fields of Flowers Tulle Lace conjures all the feels of idyllic, warm, sunny days. A navy background with adorable pink and blue flowers reminiscent of the small flowers that fill meadows in early summer. Placing this lace over navy lets the embroidered flowers bloom. Compliment this lace with Frost, She Shed, Tea Rose or Ink. Our Featured Artist Liz H Has used the Cambria Bra pattern by LilyPaDesigns to create her gorgeous camisole bra- what a perfect way to show off this adorable lace! I can envision this bra peaking out from beneath a chambray shirt, or maybe a crisp white button up. For her second bra, she sewed up Gravity by Grandy's Aries Bra, and she added a little Pink Polka-dot Pinwheel Lace to the outer side cups. Couldn't be any cuter!
We are also offering a matching Field of Flower Lace Undie Kit, so you can complete your own me-made set. Or if you're inspired to build the perfect spring wardrobe, take a peak at our Classic Spring Capsule Wardrobe Collection featuring Field of Flowers Tulle Lace along with a gorgeous assortment of thoughtfully coordinating laces, fabrics and findings to spark your creativity and get you the most bang for your buck.
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 Field of Flowers Lace Bra Kit contains:
- A fat quarter of Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Microlycra or Super Simplex, or a half yard of Navy 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, firm or stabilized firm weight)
- 1 1/2 yards of Field of Flowers 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.