We take the guesswork out of bra building by putting everything you'll need together in one kit to make a beautiful bra using your own pattern. If you would like to purchase a pattern, we have a great selection of patterns on our Patterns Page for you to choose from, both paper and downloadable.
We think you will enjoy this edgy and distinctive Lovely Ladies bamboo jersey print, exclusive to Bra Builders. Each fashionista is a lovely flower and they are striking fun and flirty poses in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Pick up one of these colors with elastics in your choice of: Whisper, Poppy, Sunshine, Hydrangea, Aster, or Midnight. For a matching pair of softer than silk bamboo jersey panties, see our Lovely Ladies Bamboo Jersey Panty Kit. We are also offering Lovely Ladies in a soft Lovely Ladies Bralette Kit and also a Lovely Ladies Bralette and Panty Kit.
The Lovely Ladies fabric featured on the bra is luxurious, with a 4-way stretch and perfect recovery. Bamboo jersey is a great fabric for lingerie -- antibacterial, breathable, soft, light, airy and altogether yummy. Because the print is a 4-way stretch knit you can cover the band of your bra with the print for an all-over look. This kit is only offered in the Larger size so that you will be sure to have enough Lovely Ladies fabric for whatever you choose to create.
The kit will come with your choice of Frost or Midnight materials underneath. You may choose either Frost or Midnight for your band materials and the channeling for under the cups. You will also get Frost or Midnight twill tape. If you order self straps you will receive a small piece of strap elastic to add a bit of flexibility to the strap. For an extra charge you can get strap elastic with rings and slides in your accent color. The hook and eye unit will also be in your accent color. Some gals like to use Spacer Foam under the cups to add a bit more body to the cup, and you can order a kit cut of spacer in Frost or Midnight for this purpose.
A Bra Kit contains:
- A Half yard of Lovely Ladies Bamboo jersey fabric
- 18" x 29" of Sheer Cup Lining in Frost or Midnight
- 28" x 14" of powernet (specify regular or firm weight) in Frost or Midnight.
- 1 1/2 yards of 3/8" band elastic in your accent color
- 1 1/4 yards of 5/8" band elastic in your accent color
- 1 yard of plush channeling in Frost or Midnight
- 18" of Twill tape for seam stabilization
- A hook and eye unit (please specify 2, 3 or 4 hooks) in your accent color
- A pair of underwires
- Strap elastic
- 6" plus interfacing for self straps
- A yard and a half plus rings and slides for elastic straps in your color.
Remember to cut your fashion jersey a bit smaller than your more stable fabric. Cut as small as 1/16" for tiny spans and up to 1/4" for larger spans. Saturate your bamboo with starch and let it dry flat, then sew it without needing to wrestle with the softness of the fabric.