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.
The blues in this lace are magical! Geometric designs with the brilliant colors give a charm to this lace that reminds me of Aladdin and the Arabian Nights. Our standard offering on a Budget Combo is all white, or Frost. If you want to spice up your "Nights", you can choose what shade of blue you want to stand out of this gorgeous azure color palette. Pair it with Frost, a pure white backdrop, to allow the range of blues in this lace to dominate. This option comes to you at the best price since no custom dyeing is required. Upgrade with Navy elastics, rings and sliders, the perfect match for the darkest blue to pull out the most dramatic, sultry notes. Or choose Denim accents which perfectly match the medium blues. Finally, River is the option that works with the base tulle color and really pops all the embroidery details of this lace. We're showing all three elastics with the lace -- from left to right are Navy, River and Denim. You choose!
We are also offering this lace by the yard, so you can make yourself a pair of matching panties to create the perfect custom set for yourself! Hop on over to our laces page to find Blue Desert Lace to use with one of our panty kits, or choose a Tulle Lace Undie kit and specify Blue Desert as the lace and your choice of color for the fabric and elastics.
One Bra Builder Combo kit contains everything that you need to make a bra and has enough fabric for 2 with some 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 Super Simplex in Frost
- 28" x 14" of Powernet (specify regular or firm weight) in Frost
- 2 yards of Blue Desert lace
- Band elastics in Frost
- 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 Frost
- 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.