Our Kits take the guesswork out of lingerie building by putting together everything you'll need to make beautiful lingerie using your own pattern. If you need a pattern, we have a great selection on our Patterns Page, both paper and downloadable.
When you purchase one of our bralette kits, we take the guesswork out of lingerie building by putting everything you'll need together for you to make a darling bralette 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.
Sometimes you might not want to put on an underwired bra, you might want to wear a lounge bralette instead. There are so many darling 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. Choose one of our beautiful colors for your bralette and we think you will be thrilled with the results!
These kits are offered with our delightful Microlycra fabric. This fabric is soft and stretchy, and for more support you might want to use some sort of a base fabric layer to add support under the cup and on the back band. Many will use the power net in the kit for this purpose, but some might want the lighter Stretch Mesh or, for more support, the soft and yummy 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.
For the upper band of the bralette you may choose 3/8" picot elastic or regular foldover elastic and for the lower band either 1/2" or 5/8" picot elastic. For reference, the Watson bralette uses picot elastic and the Sweet Sixteen bralette uses foldover elastic. We will be dyeing your elastics in your chosen color. If you would like us to send white elastics, please let us know in the special request space provided.
A Microlycra Bralette Kit contains:
- 1/2 yard Microlycra in Frost, Midnight or your choice of our colors
- 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 of 3/8" picot elastic or regular foldover elastic for the upper band in your color
- 1-1/4 yards of 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