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The Neutral Collection - String of Pearls
The Neutral Collection - String of Pearls

The Neutral Collection - String of Pearls

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$34.50
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$34.50
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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 sweet kit uses our standard color Antique Rose combined with a sweet, textured Guipure lace that we're calling String of Pearls. I love the delicate leaves and the strings of pearls in this lace! If you look at the fancy bra companies like La Perla, you'll see them working with cool Guipure laces, and this is our first foray into this option. 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 String of Pearls bra. You can pick up some of the lace as yardage and some panty elastic in our standard color Antique Rose 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 standard color Antique Rose 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 Antique Rose
      • 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 Antique Rose
    • 2 yards of Guipure Lace
    • Band elastics in Antique Rose
      • 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 Antique Rose
    • 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

Sewing Notes:
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.