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Kashmir Guipure Lace Bra Kit
Kashmir Guipure Lace Bra Kit

Kashmir Guipure Lace Bra Kit

Regular price
$39.50
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$39.50
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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.

Did you know that paisley originally came from Kashmir? It made its way up to Scotland, where it was named for the name of a city - Paisley! This paisley patterned Guipure lace is stunning. It's a gorgeous shade of warm pink, and it bursts with paisley motifs that are just the right amount of texture. You can use this lace to seamlessly cover your cups and accent your band -- check out the class on Guipure techniques at the Bra Bee. Alison made this stunning bra with her own pattern riff using a foam cup, but you can use the same lace techniques over a traditional fabric cup if you support the cup while you're forming your lace. 

We're offering this kit two ways- as our Traditional Bra Kit, suitable for most patterns and as a Seamless Bra Kit. Use a T-shirt pattern designed for foam cups or adapt any bra pattern using cut and sew foam. We're offering Microlycra Air as the knit to cover your foam, frame and band for a light as air, smooth finish. The 2023 International Bra Sewing Bee is offering a class on how to make a Seamless Guipure Bra, like the one featured. 

Seamless Bra Kit Contains:

Color

Quantity

Outer Fabric- Microlycra Air

Rosy Glow

Fat Quarter

Foam-

  • Cut and Sew
  • Seamless Foam Cup

 

  • Fat Quarter
  • One Pair

Frame Fabric- Sheer Cup Lining

Rosy  Glow

Fat Quarter

Power Net- Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm

Rosy Glow

28" x 14"

Tulle Lace

Kashmir Guipure Lace-9"

1 1/2 yards

Upper Band Elastic- 3/8" Picot

Rosy Glow

1 1/2 yards

Lower Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" Picot

Rosy Glow

1 1/4 yards

Strap Elastic- 1/2" or 3/4"

Rosy Glow

1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders

-or-

6" plus interfacing for self strap

Hook and Eye- 2, 3 or 4 hook

Matches band

1

Plush Channeling

Matches band

1 yard

Twill Tape (if requested)

Matches band

18"

Underwires

 

1 pair

 

The traditional bra kit features your choice of Microduoplex, Super Simplex, Tricot, Sheer Cup Lining 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 if you pick up an extra bra finishing kit. To get the second bra with larger sizes, upgrade to the half yard of cup fabric and add a bra finishing kit.

 Traditional Bra Kit Contains:

Color

Quantity

Cup Fabric-

  • Microduoplex
  • Super Simplex
  • Tricot
  • Sheer Cup Lining
  • Microlycra
Rosy Glow

Fat Quarter

Power Net- Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm

Rosy Glow

28" x 14"

Tulle Lace

Kashmire Guipure Lace-9"

1 1/2 yards

Upper Band Elastic- 3/8" Picot

Rosy Glow

1 1/2 yards

Lower Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" Picot

Rosy Glow

1 1/4 yards

Strap Elastic- 1/2" or 3/4"

Rosy Glow

1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders

-or-

6" plus interfacing for self strap

Hook and Eye- 2, 3 or 4 hook

Matches band

1

Plush Channeling

Matches band

1 yard

Twill Tape (if requested)

Matches band

18"

Underwires

 

1 pair

 

 

Add-on a Matching Panty Kit:

Smaller

Larger

Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)

Fat 3/8 yard

3/4 yard

Foldover Elastic

2 1/2 yards

5 yards

Kashmir Tulle Lace

choice

choice

Cotton Jersey

9" x 9"

9" x 9"

Your panty will match your base fabric 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! You can find our collection of Waist Lace and Elastics here, and our collection of Leg Lace here.


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.