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.
We are loving the beautiful lace bras that our Featured Artists are making with our spectacular Stretch Silk Satin. Jennie from @annieandmyras used her Grace bra pattern as the base for this gorgeous bra with an internal sling and a darted cup lace overlay. She used our fabulous Stretch Silk Satin (oh so lovely to sew!) as her base fabric, and on this set I would definitely recommend the silk. There is something about the color that works super well with this lace. The lace is a muted rose embroidery which harkens back to the turn of the last century when times were simpler and photography was just entering the world. All those old photos are painted with these gorgeous Sepia tones.
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 with 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 Sepia Lace Bra Kit contains:
- A fat quarter of Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Super Simplex, Microlycra or Tricot, or a half yard of Stretch Silk Satin in Latte plus a kit cut of Sheer Cup Lining.
- Add an extra kit cut of Microduoplex or Sheer Cup Lining for larger sizes.
- 28" x 14" of Powernet (specify regular, firm or stabilized firm weight)
- 1 ½ yards of Sepia tulle lace
- Band elastics
- 1 ½ yards of 3/8” scalloped band elastic
- 1 ¼ yards of 5/8" or 1/2" scalloped band elastic
- 1 yard of plush channeling
- Twill tape for seam stabilization
- 3 hook and eyes (please specify 2 or 4) to match the band
- Strap elastic
- 6" plus interfacing for self straps (no rings and slides, best for strapless or Bravo Bra #2)
- 1 1/2 yards plus rings and slides for elastic straps in ½” or ¾”
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.