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Bra Builder Combo - Guinevere
Bra Builder Combo - Guinevere
Bra Builder Combo - Guinevere
Bra Builder Combo - Guinevere

Bra Builder Combo - Guinevere

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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.

When we were looking at this lace, we were reminded of the medieval period, with its striking color and intricate patterns. We thought that we should name it after one of the famous medieval queens - King Arthur's Guinevere, who was beautiful and mystical, just like this lace! Then our Featured Artist Asmaa made this gorgeous set out of Guinevere and Twilight, and we thought you might be inspired to make something up for yourself. The bra is a combination of the Grace bra from Annie and Myras and the Emily from Michelle’s Armoire. The undies are the Holly panties from Evie la Luve. I adore how she put it all together!!

This bra kit features either Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Super Simplex or Microlycra as the base fabric. Asmaa used the Sheer Cup Lining under her lace, and then made panties out of Microlycra.

Just like Asmaa, you might want a matching pair of panties to go with your Guinevere bra. You can pick up some of the lace as yardage and some panty elastic in the color Twilight for a pair of lace panties, or if you prefer our lovely Microlycra Panty Kit or our beautiful Stretch Mesh Panty Kit then pop on over to the listings for those kits, choose Special/Legacy color and indicate Twilight 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 Twilight
      • 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 Twilight
    • 2 yards of Stretch Lace 
    • Band elastics in Twilight
      • 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 Twilight
    • 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.