Our Bra Builder Combo 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.
Sometimes you want your lingerie to have pizzazz! Sometimes you want it to be a subtle accent that lets you or your clothing have the pizzazz. Our new Neutral Collection is an assembly of kits that have all the loveliness that comes with exquisite laces and custom-mixed colors, but with an understated elegance. This kit has all the elegance of the finest calligraphy with its structured swoops and curves and arrows. The tulle lace is 10" wide and embroidered on both sides in shades of a mauvey taupe and pearly white. We have 2 color options to go with this kit. The lighter is our Special/Legacy color Dove and the darker is our Special/Legacy color Rosewood. The Rosewood will have just a touch of mauve to play with the taupe-y tones. This bra kit features either Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Tricot or Microlycra as the base fabric, and our new Super Simplex will be offered once the fabric arrives.
You might want a matching pair of panties to go with your Calligraphy bra. You can pick up some of the lace as yardage and some panty elastic in your color choice to pair with our lovely Microlycra Panty Kit or our beautiful Stretch Mesh Panty Kit . Then pop on over to the listings for those kits and choose Legacy/Special color and write your color name for a matching set.
One Bra Builder Combo 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.
Bra Kit contains:
- A fat quarter of Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Microlycra or Tricot in either Dove or Rosewood
- Add an extra kit cut of your cup fabric and you'll receive a half yard
- 28" x 14" of Powernet (specify regular or firm weight) in Dove or Rosewood
- 1.5 yards of Calligraphy tulle lace
- Band elastics in Dove or Rosewood
- 1 1/2 yards of 3/8" scalloped band elastic
- 1 1/4 yards of 5/8" scalloped band elastic
- 1 yard of plush channeling in Dove or Rosewood
- Twill tape for seam stabilization
- 3 hook and eyes (please specify 2 or 4)
- 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.