We take the guesswork out of bra building by putting everything you'll need together in one kit to make a beautiful bra using your own pattern. If you would like to purchase a pattern, we have a great selection of patterns on our Patterns Page for you to choose from, both paper and downloadable.
A friend of mine was talking about the farm where she grew up. In the back was a marsh, but in the front was a tiny prairie. She said that in the fall, the front looked just like this print -- all soft colors and muted tones. This print is so restful. It's very neutral without being boring. You can keep the low contrast vibe going with accent colors Cream and Wheat. You can also pop it a bit with Twilight, Mahogany or Butterscotch.
The Prairie Garden fabric featured on the bra is luxurious, with a 4-way stretch and perfect recovery. Bamboo jersey is a great fabric for lingerie -- antibacterial, breathable, soft, light, airy and altogether yummy. Because the print is a 4-way stretch knit you can cover the band of your bra with the print for an all-over look. This kit is only offered in the Larger size so that you will be sure to have enough fabric for whatever you choose to create. You may also want to make a pair of oh-so-soft Bamboo Jersey Panties to match your Prairie Garden bra, or you may want to make a beautiful bralette. We are also offering this print in a bralette and panty set.
The kit will come with your choice of Frost or Midnight materials underneath. You may choose either Frost or Midnight for your band materials and the channeling for under the cups. You will also get Frost or Midnight twill tape. If you order self straps you will receive a small piece of strap elastic to add a bit of flexibility to the strap and no rings and slides. For an extra charge you can get strap elastic with rings and slides in your accent color. The hook and eye unit will also be in your accent color. Some gals like to use Spacer Foam under the cups to add a bit more body to the cup, and you can order a kit cut of spacer in Frost or Midnight for this purpose.
A Bra Kit contains:
- A Half yard of Prairie Garden bamboo jersey fabric
- 18" x 29" of Sheer Cup Lining in Frost or Midnight
- 28" x 14" of powernet (specify regular or firm weight) in Frost or Midnight.
- 1 1/2 yards of 3/8" band elastic in your accent color
- 1 1/4 yards of 5/8" band elastic in your accent color
- 1 yard of plush channeling in Frost or Midnight
- 18" of Twill tape for seam stabilization
- A hook and eye unit (please specify 2, 3 or 4 hooks) in your accent color
- A pair of underwires
- Strap elastic
- 6" plus interfacing for self straps (no rings and slides)
- A yard and a half plus rings and slides for elastic straps in your color.
Remember to cut your fashion jersey a bit smaller than your more stable fabric. Cut as small as 1/16" for tiny spans and up to 1/4" for larger spans. Saturate your bamboo with starch and let it dry flat, then sew it without needing to wrestle with the softness of the fabric.