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Harlequin Lace Bra Kit
Harlequin Lace Bra Kit
Harlequin Lace Bra Kit

Harlequin Lace Bra Kit

Regular price
$44.00
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$44.00
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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.

Leave it to our wonderful Featured Artist Jennie to make something elegant and refined with our lace kit Harlequin. There are the most delicate diamonds embroidered into this embroidered tulle, which features some absolutely gorgeous colors, both subtle and bold. Jennie has used our Smoke Stretch Silk Satin for her cups and band of this lovely Harriet bra from Cloth Habit. We also love the subtle beauty of Thistledown and the bold purple of Imperial to complement this lace. Jennie also used the Montgomery Briefs from Orange Lingerie to complete her set, and we're loving it! The lace is stable, with no stretch.

This bra kit features your choice of Microduoplex, Super Simplex, Tricot, Sheer Cup Lining, Bra Tulle 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 if you pick up an extra bra finishing kit. To get the second bra with larger sizes, upgrade to the half yard of cup fabric and add a bra finishing kit.

A Harlequin Tulle Lace Bra Kit contains:

 

Color

Quantity

Cup Fabric - Silk

Sheer Cup Lining

Smoke

Smoke

1/2 yard

Fat Quarter

Cup Fabric-

  • Microduoplex
  • Super Simplex
  • Tricot
  • Sheer Cup Lining
  • Bra Tulle
  • Microlycra
Thistledown or Imperial

Fat Quarter

Power Net- Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm

Thistledown or Imperial

28" x 14"

Tulle Lace

Harlequin Tulle Lace-11"

1 1/2 yards

Upper Band Elastic- 3/8" Picot

Thistledown or Imperial

1 1/2 yards

Lower Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" Picot

Thistledown or Imperial

1 1/4 yards

Strap Elastic- 1/2" or 3/4"

Thistledown or Imperial

1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders

-or-

6" plus interfacing for self strap

Hook and Eye- 2, 3 or 4 hook

Matches band

1

Plush Channeling

Matches band

1 yard

Twill Tape (if requested)

Matches band

18"

Underwires

 

1 pair

Add-on a Matching Panty Kit

Smaller

Larger

Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)

Fat 3/8 yard

3/4 yard

Foldover Elastic

2 1/2 yards

5 yards

Tulle Lace

choice

choice

Cotton Jersey

9" x 9"

9" x 9"

Your panty will match your lace unless you specify otherwise. 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.


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.