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Mad for Plaid Lace Bra Kit
Mad for Plaid Lace Bra Kit
Mad for Plaid Lace Bra Kit

Mad for Plaid Lace Bra Kit

Regular price
$60.00
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$60.00
Quantity must be 1 or more

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.

One of today's fashion trends is plaid, and it's all over the place! We played with plaid fabric already this season, and now we're playing with plaid lace. Yes, this plaid is a printed lace, and it's super cute. We used it with Midnight to create this Odessa corset top, but you can use it for your bra. Think of a plaid upper cup and a black or blue lower cup, and then pick up the plaid again on the band. Or make your entire bra with a lace overlay! It's so cute. This lace works with Midnight and our new color Blue Bayou. I would suggest black if you're doing an overlay, and either color for lace accents. 

This bra kit features your choice of Stretch Silk Satin (with Sheer Cup Lining), Microduoplex, Super Simplex, Tricot, Sheer Cup Lining, Bra Tulle or Microlycra as the base fabric. One kit contains everything that you need to make a bra and has enough fabric for 2 with many sizes if you pick up an extra bra finishing kit. To get the second bra with larger sizes, upgrade to the half yard of cup fabric and add a bra finishing kit.

A Mad for Plaid Stretch Lace Bra Kit contains:

 

Color

Quantity

Cup Fabric-

  • Stretch Silk Satin
  • Microduoplex
  • Super Simplex
  • Tricot
  • Sheer Cup Lining
  • Bra Tulle
  • Microlycra

Midnight or Blue Bayou

Silk is Midnight

Fat Quarter

Power Net- Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm

Midnight or Blue Bayou

28" x 14"

Tulle Lace

Mad for Plaid Stretch Lace-8"

1 1/2 yards

Upper Band Elastic- 3/8" Picot

Midnight or Blue Bayou

1 1/2 yards

Lower Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" Picot

Midnight or Blue Bayou

1 1/4 yards

Strap Elastic- 1/2" or 3/4"

Midnight or Blue Bayou

1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders

-or-

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"

Underwires

 

1 pair

Add-on a Matching Panty Kit

Smaller

Larger

Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)

Fat 3/8 yard

3/4 yard

Foldover Elastic

2 1/2 yards

5 yards

Tulle Lace

choice

choice

Cotton Jersey

9" x 9"

9" x 9"

Your panty will match your lace 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.


Sewing Notes:
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. I find it works well to saturate the lace with liquid starch and let it dry before laying out your pattern pieces and cutting your fabric. This stiffens the lace until you wash it and the lace has enough body to behave well in the sewing process.
We offer all these pins, clips, needles and thread here on our site.