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.
I have been looking for a beautiful brown lace for a very long time, and I finally found one! I absolutely love it! It's a gorgeous mix of both high quality embroidery and an artistic overprinting, which gives this lace lovely visual texture. You're going to love it too! We're pairing the lace with our seasonal color Bark, which is a lovely medium brown with just a hint of gray. If browns could be cool, this is a cool brown.
Our Featured Artist Clare made a gorgeous bra with this oh-so-lovely kit. She used the Black Beauty pattern from Emerald Erin, and modified it for a darted cup to best show off the lace. She used the Montgomery Briefs from Orange Lingerie for the undies. I love how this interplay of browns works. It's sleek and supple like a mink and it's alluring and a bit sassy like a minx! You're going to love this one!
A Minx Lace Bra Kit contains:
|Cup Fabric||Bark||Fat Quarter|
|Power Net||Bark||28" x 14"|
|Minx Tulle Lace (9")||Minx
||1 1/2 yards|
|Upper Band Elastic- 3/8" Picot||Bark||1 1/2 yards|
|Lower Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" Picot||Bark||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic- 1/2" or 3/4"||Bark||
1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders
6" plus interfacing for self strap
|Hook and Eye- 2, 3 or 4 hook||Bark||1|
|Plush Channeling||Bark||1 yard|
|Twill Tape (if requested)||Bark||18"|
|Add-on a Matching Panty Kit||Smaller||Larger|
|Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)||Fat 3/8 yard||
|Foldover Elastic||2 1/2 yards||
|Cotton Jersey||9" x 9"
9" x 9"
Your panty will match your bra choices unless you specify otherwise. As always, feel free to choose your favorite elastics or narrow lace (please leave us a note if you don't see your choice!). You can also add a 9" square of absorbent fabric for your panty panel!
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.