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.
I've certainly heard of a Christmas bra, and we have a beauty this year with our Christmas Candy kit! There is a second holiday in December though. In the spirit of celebrating widely, we're offering a darling kit that is perfect for Hanukkah! Of course, you can just make and wear this sweet blue and white bra any day -- I'm a real fan of blue and white. This blue is a beautiful mix of cool and warm and the lace has a little Boho vibe to it. You can wear it all year long!
Our Featured Artist Kim made this up for us using the Black Beauty pattern from Emerald Erin. She did a full lace overlay on the front of the bra (this is a tulle lace, so you don't want to cover the back band with it), and used the sporty galloons on the top of the cup and along the power bar. She also used that same galloon on the undies, which she made with the Arielle pattern from Evie La Luve. The whole set was popped with our beautiful French Blue elastics.
No matter the occasion, you're going to love this fresh and easy kit!
An Eight Days Tulle Lace Bra Kit contains:
|Cup fabric - Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Super Simplex, Tricot, Microlycra||Frost||Fat Quarter|
|Power Net- Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm||Frost
||28" x 14"|
|Tulle Lace||Blue Skies- 9"||1 1/2 yards|
|Upper Band Elastic- 3/8" Picot||French Blue
||1 1/2 yards|
|Lower Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" Picot||French Blue
||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic- 1/2" or 3/4"||French Blue
1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders
6" plus interfacing for self strap
|Hook and Eye- 2, 3 or 4 hook||Matches band
|Plush Channeling||Matches band||1 yard|
|Twill Tape (if requested)||Matches band||18"|
|Add-on a Matching Panty Kit||Smaller||Larger|
|Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)||Fat 3/8 yard||
|Foldover Elastic||2 1/2 yards||
|Blue Skies Lace||choice||
|Cotton Jersey||9" x 9"
9" x 9"
Your panty will be white fabrics and French Blue elastics unless you let us know otherwise in the notes. 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!
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.