This kit contains:
- Microduoplex bra fabric
- Sheer Cup Lining
- Power net (choose regular or firm weight)
- 5/8" upper facing elastic
- 3/8" lower facing elastic
- 3 hooks and eyes
- Twill tape for seam stabilization
- Strap elastic (with rings and slides for strap styles) and/or strap interfacing
For many sizes, you have enough fabric to make 2 bras. To get the most out of your supplies, order a bra finishing kit in the same or a complimentary color to get a second bra out of your kit.
Our microduoplex lined with sheer cup lining is the gold standard for a supportive bra. The microduoplex is buttery soft, never ravels or frays, is almost indestructible and lets clothing glide right over it. It has a satin side and a matte side, and you can use either side as the right side. While the microduoplex can be used as a single layer, pairing it with a sheer cup lining provides a beautiful finish. If you've used other duoplex for your bra building, you'll be delighted with the microduoplex. It has all the lovely features of the polyester duoplex available elsewhere,but it has a lovely hand and conforms to your shape even better. Our microduoplex kits are available in a wide range of lovely colors, both vibrant and neutral. Pairing microduoplex with stretch lace provides all the support of microduoplex, and adds the beauty of the lace. See our lace kits for some lovely options, or design your own!
There are two supportive power net options to choose with your super support bra. Use our medium weight power net for 75% stretch, great comfort, and very good support. Use our firm weight power net with 50% stretch which is the power net that Bravo Bella carried for much of 2017 and 2018.
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.
We offer all these pins, clips, needles and thread here on our site.