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.
Just imagine a beautiful waltz being played by a string quartet. It's lyrical and the dancers swoop and spin in a graceful interplay. The beauty of this lace lies in the gorgeous color and that same graceful swinging interplay of hearts and stars. While it is a beautiful Valentine bra, it isn't so literal that you couldn't wear it any day of the year. We created our color Bunny Pink to play perfectly with the lace, and to link the lace to our oh-so-darling Bunny Love printed bamboo jersey. Rounding everything off, we're offering this lace in 2 colorways, both Bunny Pink and Smoke, which creates a beautifully integrated set in subtle tones of pink and gray. Finally, we needed to pick up this darling bunny charm to round it all out! If you pair the bra with our darling Bunny Love print, you can tie the bunnies together with the charm.
Asmaa was our Featured Artist on this set, and she made a darling set! She used the Jordy Bralette pattern from Emerald Erin for a lounge bra and for a nightie, and the Vera Panty pattern from Studio Costura for the undies. She took advantage of our super cute Bunny Love coordinating print to make a romper! So cute! She put together 2 different Burda patterns for that. What a fun way to lounge around the house!
A Heartstrings Lace Bra Kit contains:
|Color for all other bases||Color for Silk||Size|
|Stretch Silk Satin||Smoke
|Lining for silk - Sheer Cup Lining||Smoke||Fat Quarter|
|Cup Fabric - other bases||Smoke or Bunny Pink
|Power Net - Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm||Smoke or Bunny Pink||Smoke||28" x 14"|
|Tulle Lace||Heartstrings - 8 3/4"
Heartstrings - 8 3/4"
||1 1/2 yards|
|Upper Band Elastic - 3/8" Picot||Smoke or Bunny Pink||Smoke or Bunny Pink||1 1/2 yards|
|Lower Band Elastic - 1/2" or 5/8" Picot||Smoke or Bunny Pink||Smoke or Bunny Pink||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic - 1/2" or 3/4"||Smoke or Bunny Pink||Smoke or Bunny Pink||
1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders
6" plus interfacing for self strap
|Hook and Eye - 2, 3 or 4 hook||Matches band||Matches band||1|
|Plush Channeling||Matches band||Matches band||1 yard|
|Twill Tape||Matches band||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||
|Cotton Jersey||9" x 9"||
9" x 9"
For the silk option, the bra fabrics will be Smoke. All other base fabrics have a choice of Bunny Pink or Smoke. Elastics can be either Bunny Pink or Smoke. Your panty will coordinate with your base fabric choices 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.
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.
We offer all these pins, clips, needles and thread here on our site.