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The Neutral Collection - Summer Mead Lace Bra Kit
The Neutral Collection - Summer Mead Lace Bra Kit
The Neutral Collection - Summer Mead Lace Bra Kit

The Neutral Collection - Summer Mead Lace Bra Kit

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$39.00
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$39.00
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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.

Summer Mead lace features a honeycomb background overlayed with a smathering of bee-loved blossoms. Easy, backyard get-togethers and lingering evenings make up the inspiration for this kit in cool neutrals, perfect for when we are all a little tired of the heat. The lace has a wonderful texture and a cool, smoky blue color. It feels rich with it's silky hand and generous heft. We've put the lace onto a darker smoky blue Rain, which allows the lace to really shine. Don't you love the darling bra that our Featured Artist Nikki made with this kit? She used the lovely edge to real advantage along the edges.

This bra kit features either Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Super Simplex, 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. To get the second bra with larger sizes, upgrade to the half yard of cup fabric and add a bra finishing kit.

A Summer Mead Lace Bra Kit contains:

    • A fat quarter of Microduoplex, Super Simplex, Tricot, Sheer Cup Lining or Microlycra
      • Add an extra kit cut of cup fabric for extra cup fabric 
    • 28" x 14" of Powernet (specify regular or firm weight)
    • 1 yard of Summer Mead tulle lace
    • Band elastics
      • 1 1/2 yards of 3/8" scalloped band elastic
      • 1 1/4 yards of 5/8" or 1/2" scalloped band elastic
    • 1 yard of plush channeling
    • Twill tape for seam stabilization
    • Strap elastic
      • 6" plus interfacing for self straps (no rings and slides)
      • 1 1/2 yards plus rings and slides for elastic straps

If you need a matching panty to complete your ensemble- we've got one for you! An add-on Matching Panty Kit contains:

Smaller

  • Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)- Fat 3/8 yard
  • Foldover Elastic- 2 1/2 yards
  • Summer Mead Tulle Lace- your choice yardage
  • 9" Square of cotton jersey

Larger

  • Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)- 3/4 yard
  • Foldover Elastic- 5 yards
  • Summer Mead Tulle Lace- your choice yardage
  • 9" Square of cotton jersey

As always, feel free to choose your favorite elastics or narrow lace (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. 


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.