Our new Capsule Wardrobe Collections are a perfect way to put together an entire coordinating lingerie wardrobe centered around a particular color story or theme. You can use very nearly every piece of fabric and elastic together so that you can riff on garments until your drawer is full and your sewing basket is empty. To pick a size, consider the largest garment that you want to make with the capsule and select your size to give you enough fabric to complete that project. Then keep the sewing machine skipping over all the other projects you can make!
What could be better for spring (or any time of year!) than Pink, Navy, flowers and polka dots? Our first ever capsule collection was designed with these classic colors, motifs, and bright, fresh details -- perfect to carry you into summer! All of the pieces coordinate to satisfy your creativity and to get the most out of this package. I don't know about you, but I end up with lots of tidbits leftover from my sewing projects- every piece too gorgeous to throw out, but not quite enough that I know what to do with it. Craft every piece in a variety of ways for an array of styles from cute to sophisticated, and many different bra and panty combinations! Our featured artist Liz H, who is a real fan of the color pink, has created a perfect example of one way you can build your capsule into a personalized wardrobe.
Our classic Navy Stretch Silk Satin is a great place to begin. This silk works perfectly with both of the laces in the collection. This lets your wardrobe move with you from the most casual to the most formal occasions, from a bralette and undies to a sophisticated silk and lace bra and French knickers.
Our Field of Flowers Lace is a navy tulle lace with a smattering of pink and light blue flowers. It's about 8 3/4" wide and has no stretch. Laying this lace over Ink brings out the adorable little flowers, which coordinate with Tea Rose and She Shed. The petite blossoms are reminiscent of those that fill meadows in early summer. It conjures all the feels of idyllic, warm, sunny days.
Our pink Polka-dot Pinwheel Lace is just too cute! The base of the lace is a non-stretch mesh printed with those darling polka dots. You add cutwork designs to the polka dots, outline them with navy embroidery and then silk screen on top of the embroidery. It's the perfect balance of whimsy and classic style. It shines best when paired with a white background. It coordinates with Ink, She Shed or Tea Rose, it's 4 3/4" and has no stretch.
We are offering 2 colors of pink with this capsule, She Shed and Tea Rose. The She Shed gives you a warm pink look and the Tea Rose gives you a cool pink look.
Our Capsule is available in 4 sizes to suite your needs; small, medium, large and extra large. We are offering this capsule to you at a bundle discount!
|Navy Silk||Kit Cut||1/2 yard||3/4 yard||1 yard|
|Ink Sheer Cup Lining||Kit Cut||1/2 yard||1/2 yard||3/4 yard|
|Ink Power Net||Kit Cut||Kit Cut||Kit Cut||Kit Cut|
|Power Net (Accent Color)||Kit Cut||Kit Cut||Kit Cut||1/2 yard|
Cup Fabric- (Accent Color)
|Kit Cut||Kit Cut||1/2 yard||1/2 yard|
|Field of Flowers Lace||1 1/2 yards||2 yards||2 yards||3 yards|
|Polka-dot Pinwheel Lace||1 1/2 yards||1 1/2 yards||2 yards||2 yards|
|Bra Finishing Kits (Accent Color)||2||2||3||4|
|Bralette Finishing Kits (Accent Color)||1||1||1|
|Microlycra (panty fabric) Accent Color||1/2 yard||1/2 yard||3/4 yard||1 yard|
Waist Elastic (Accent Color)
|2 yards||3 yards||4 yards||5 yards|
Leg Elastic (Accent Color)
|3 yards||4 yards||6 yards||8 yards|
We have a few add-ons available to help you customize your kit. Liz got a kit cut of Microduoplex in Frost and Tea Rose, a kit cut of power net in Tea Rose and some extra Daisy Chain lace. Add a bit of extra cup fabric and an extra Bra Finishing Kit to get more bras. Add some Foldover Elastic to get more undies. And as always, feel free to mix it up and leave us a note! We love to see you smile, so tell us exactly what you want!
You can customize your capsule as you wish, but there are a LOT of choices! To make it easier, we're standardizing a few things. We try to make things just like you want, so we'll change any of these if you request. The items that are designed to be a particular way include:
|Lower Band Elastic||1/2"||1/2"||5/8"||5/8"|
|Power Net Weight||Regular||Regular||Firm||Firm|
|Hook and Eye||2 hooks||3 hooks||3 hooks||4 hooks|
|For mixed color choices:|
|Microlycra (panty fabric)||Kit cut in Ink and Pink||Kit cut in Ink and Pink||Panty Cut in Ink and Pink||Half yard in Ink and Pink|
|Bra Finishing Kit||1 in Ink and 1 in Pink||1 in Ink and 1 in Pink||Half in Ink and Pink||Half in Ink and half in Pink|
|Bralette Finishing Kit|
|Waist Elastic||Half in Ink and half in Pink||Half in Ink and half in Pink||Half in Ink and half in Pink||Half in Ink and half in Pink|
|Leg Elastic||Half in Ink and half in Pink||Half in Ink and half in Pink||Half in Ink and half in Pink||Half in Ink and half in Pink|
If you add items, we'll follow the same scheme unless you ask us to do it differently. We really do read the notes :).
Many of you have been asking for the patterns that Liz used to sew up her capsule! For her bra with Polka-dot Pinwheel Lace over white (upper left corner of collage), Liz used the Blossom Bra by Daydream Patterns. The panties in that set are created using Emerald Erin's Thursday Thong. The photo on the upper right of the collage features the set Liz put together with LilyPaDesigns Cambria Bra Pattern and Emerald Erin's Thursday Thong Pattern. For her bra of Polkadot Pinwheel Lace over Tea Rose (lower left), she used the La Bella Coppia Josey Bra. The panties in this set are crafted with Studio Costura's Vera Panty Pattern. The final set in the collage, the photo in the lower right, is made using Gravity by Grandy's Aries Bra and Evie La Luve's Maxine Panty pattern. Liz made her Field of Flowers Tulle Lace Undies from Evie La Luve's Marie Panties Pattern. We'd love to see how you sewed up your capsule- feel free to send us photos, or tag us @brabuilders!
For more information about our fabrics and findings, this video is very helpful.