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.
Everyone needs a little excitement in their lives- something to light up the night a little- and Firecracker's the way to go! Allover navy, floral motif with red details, we're crushing on this lace right now! This joyful lace looks best with white fabrics and we're including red elastics and red hook and eye- just the perfect way to pop the classic colors in this stretch lace.
We are also offering a Firecracker Lace panty kit as an add on so you can make a matching set for yourself! The standard smaller panty kit contains your choice of matching lace yardage, a fat 3/8 of your choice of Microlycra, Microlycra Air or Stretch Mesh fabric, along with 2 1/2 yards of foldover elastic for the waist and leg openings, and a 9" square of cotton jersey. The standard larger kit contains your choice of matching lace yardage, 3/4 yard of your choice fabric, 5 yards of foldover elastic and a 9" square of cotton jersey. You can choose your waistband and leg elastic, if you'd prefer something different. You can also double your elastics if you would like more elastic to work with. If you'd like stretch lace for your waist and/or leg openings, or if you'd prefer strap elastic, just leave us a note in the comments! We love to customize your kit to make sure you smile when you open up your kit!
This bra kit features either Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Super Simplex, Microlycra or Tricot 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 Firecracker 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 Firecracker 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
- 1.5 yards of plush channeling
- Choice of 2, 3 or 4 hook and eyes
- 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.