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.
This is March, so it must be time for a green kit! This isn't a subtle green kit, it's a celebration of green. The lace is bordered with gold coins and the tulle is overprinted with all the clear, beautiful spring-y tones of green that you can imagine. We're putting this darling lace over our Minty Fresh so that you can really see all the beautiful colors. I remember being a child and racing to find the end of the rainbow so that I could get the pot of gold coins that were left by the leprechauns. I think I actually did find the end of the rainbow once. I'm not going to tell you if I found the pot of gold -- I've been sworn to secrecy ;).
Our Featured Artist Nadine made this darling bra with the Olivia bra pattern from B,Wear. She used the gorgeous lace to great advantage in the lace overlay on that pattern. It's absolutely darling!
A Leprechaun Lace Bra Kit contains:
|Color for all other bases||Size|
|Cup Fabric||Minty Fresh
|Power Net - Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm||Minty Fresh||28" x 14"|
|Tulle Lace||Leprechaun - 9 1/4"
||1 1/2 yards|
|Upper Band Elastic - 3/8" Picot||Minty Fresh||1 1/2 yards|
|Lower Band Elastic - 1/2" or 5/8" Picot||Minty Fresh||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic - 1/2" or 3/4"||Minty Fresh||
1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders
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"|
|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"
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.