Our 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.
Layer your stretch lace over microduoplex (available as a Lacy Support Bra Kit) or this stabilized sheer lining to have both support and beauty. This stabilized sheer tricot is exceptionally stable, supportive sheer. Pairing this translucent fabric with stretch lace provides great support that lets the beauty of the lace shine. To make the lining disappear, ask for it in a skin tone to match your own. Our Lacy Support kits are available in a wide range of lovely colors, both vibrant and neutral and can be paired with any of our lace. Don't forget that our white laces can match any of our colors.
There are three supportive power net options to choose with your lacy support bra. Use our medium weight power net for 75% stretch, great comfort, and very good support. Use our 50% stretch firm weight power net for even more support. This power net is light, airy and breathable, and it still has excellent support. Our stabilized firm power net is another 50% stretch firm weight power net, but it is more rigid and structured for the figure that might want to spill out of the back and sides. The stabilized firm weight is the power net that Bravo Bella carried for much of 2017 and 2018. For many sizes, you have enough fabric to make 2 bras. To get the most out of your supplies, order a bra finishing kit in the same or a complimentary color to get a second bra out of your kit.
This kit contains:
- Stabilized sheer tricot (sheer cup lining) bra fabric
- Power net (choose regular, firm or stabilized firm weight)
- 1 1/2 or 2 yards of stretch lace dyed to match
- Laces marked with an asterisk get 1 1/2 yards
- 3/8" upper facing elastic
- 5/8" lower facing elastic
- 3 hooks and eyes
- Twill tape for seam stabilization
- Strap elastic (with rings and slides for strap styles) and/or strap interfacing
Shown is Lace 170 dyed to Courageous
When working with a stretch fabric layered over a stable fabric like stretch lace over stabilized sheer lining, remember to cut your stretchy fabric a bit smaller than the stable fabric. Vary the amount that you reduce based upon the size of the piece that you're sewing. For larger pieces, you might want to reduce by a scant 1/4", but for a small section it might just be 1/16". Stretch fabrics can wander around a bit when cutting and sewing. You can saturate stretch fabrics with starch and let them dry overnight. Then, cut out and sew a well-behaved fabric and wash once you're done to get the lace to return to it's normal soft hand.
The stabilized cup lining is very stable and easy to sew. It sews similar to a woven fabric, and behaves very nicely.
We offer pins, clips, needles and matching thread here on our site.
To help you navigate kit options, we have a helpful video for you.