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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. Our Lady Gray color is a great match with the background, or you can pick up one of these colors with elastics in your choice of: Whisper, Poppy, Sunshine, Hydrangea, Aster or Midnight. We are also offering Lovely Ladies in a Lovely Ladies Bamboo Jersey Bra Kit and a Lovely Ladies Bamboo Jersey Panty Kit.
This Lovely Ladies print is digitally printed on soft and dreamy bamboo jersey and it makes a great bralette. You might not want to put on an underwired bra, you might want to wear a lounge bralette instead. There are so many wonderful bralette patterns out there, and bralettes are a great option for many women. Whether you like wearing bralettes as your standard choice or if you want an option to wear around the house, you can make just what you want with our comprehensive bralette kits.
The fabric is soft and stretchy, and for more support you'll want to use some sort of a base fabric layer to add support on the back band, which is what the Power Net is in the kit to do. This is a fabric that can be used for that extra something that it will give unless your support level is very light. Sometimes you still want a little more and for that we offer the option to add a kit cut of Spacer Foam in Frost or Midnight. Spacer foam is about 1/16" thick, is lightweight but substantial, breathable, and has a 4-way stretch. It is a different fabric than a cut and sew foam, which is thicker and primarily suitable for a lining only. For support, you would use it like any Lycra fabric, cutting it so that there is a little bit of negative ease. I remove the seam allowances within the cup and butt the seams together. Then I sew them together with a 3-step zigzag, running a piece of tissue paper under the fabric while I sew so that it doesn't creep on me. I keep the seam allowances on the band side and sew it into the band just like I would any other fabric.
The bralette portion of this kit will include a stable sheer lining for the front frame. We will also include regular weight power net to line the back band. You may choose Frost or Midnight for these fabrics. You may choose either 3/8" picot or regular foldover elastic for your upper band and either 1/2" or 5/8" picot for your lower band. For reference, the Watson bralette uses picot elastic and the Sweet Sixteen bralette uses foldover elastic. Please note that our kits do not come with a pattern included, we are leaving that choice up to you!
Bamboo jersey is also a beautiful fabric for panties! It is exceptionally soft, breathable, and is reported to be anti-microbial also. It has a lovely soft stretch and perfect recovery. You can pair your bamboo jersey print with any of our panty elastics. The Wide Daisy Elastic is a great waistband and helps avoid that dreaded muffin top. Our panty picots are soft and a breeze to apply. Our ultra-thin gives you stealth panties. The elastic is so thin that it disappears. The foldover elastics are great, and lots of patterns give great instructions for applying them. I especially like the fancy foldover. The plush is super soft and the fold line in the middle makes applying it easy peasy. Finally, choose our 1/2" or 1/4" non-picot elastic for an enclosed elastic option. For the panty portion of the kit, you will receive 2-1/2 Yards of 3/4" Foldover Elastic as a Standard offering, or you may choose one of our other panty elastics. You may also choose to double or triple the yardages of your panty elastics and they'll be cut as a single piece. This gives you the best utilization of your elastics.
Each Lovely Ladies Bralette and Panty Kit contains:
- 5/8 yard (Smaller) or 1 yard (Larger) of Lovely Ladies Bamboo Jersey
- A kit cut of Sheer Tricot in Frost or Midnight
- A kit cut of Regular Power Net in Frost or Midnight
- 1-1/2 yards 3/8" Picot Elastic or regular Foldover Elastic for the upper band in your accent color
- 1-1/4 yards 1/2" or 5/8" Picot Elastic for the lower band in your color
- 1 1/2 yards 1/2" Strap elastic plus a set of Rings and Slides in your color
- A set of Hook and Eyes in your color
- 2-1/2 yards of 3/4" Foldover Elastic for your Panties, or you may choose one of our other panty elastics, in your accent color