This listing is for yardage that we are offering in this print. All of our bamboo kits are available in this print, find those listings here. For our Fresh Collective Bamboo Kits, go here. Our collection of Bamboo Prints can be found here. Find our patterns here!
As we were naming our Bra Bee '23 prints after old Hollywood actresses and other cultural figures, we knew we needed someone from Latin America. Who better to choose than the Brazilian Bombshell, Carmen Miranda? She was gorgeous, just like this print! We thought of her when we noticed the bright orange stamens in the crocuses - bold and bright and dramatic.
Our soft and luxurious Bamboo Jersey is a beautiful fabric for so many things! It makes wonderful beginner bralettes, and is amazing for undershirts and undies for any age. Our bamboo lycra jersey is a great choice for structured bra cups when paired with a stable cup fabric like sheer cup lining, and you can jazz up your bra by covering the band with the same or a coordinating print. It also works well for a T-shirt bra. You can make a matching bra or bralette and panty set, and the 4-way stretch of the lycra jersey makes it very comfortable. Bamboo jersey is also a natural for men's boxer briefs. Every man that I have heard of loves his bamboo jersey boxer briefs!
This fabric is opaque and provides great coverage. There is an 85% stretch in the fabric in both dimensions. To make it super easy to sew, saturate it with liquid starch to tame the stretch while sewing, and cut it 1/8" to 1/4" smaller than the stable fabric when making the non-stretch elements of your garment. It is light and bouncy and it doesn't ravel. Our bamboo is also very durable - during testing, we've learned it can withstand unpicking seams without getting small holes like many knits.
Bamboo jersey prints, like all our fabrics, are sold by the half-yard, and average 60" wide.