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.
You look at this bra with its vivid colors and deep red and purple hues and you think of a passionate, hot, sultry, wanton night. This isn't "in your face" sexy, it's the sexiness of a mature woman who knows herself and her appeal. The very best color for this lace to ride upon is Midnight (black), and that's how we're offering it. The colors would be muted if you put this lace on a background of color, so we're offering it as a Bra Builders Budget Combo. This means that the fabrics and elastics are black. You can upgrade your elastics to a color if you'd like for a small dye charge. We love Orchid (shown) and Garnet with this lace.
Asmaa used the Black Beauty pattern from Emerald Erin for her Passion bra and made it a longline. Then she paired it with the Friday French Cut undies to complete the set. As always, her work is exquisite!
A Passion Lace Bra Kit contains:
|Color for all other bases||Size|
|Cup Fabric - other bases||Midnight
|Power Net - Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm||Midnight||28" x 14"|
|Tulle Lace||Passion - 7 5/8"
||1 1/2 yards|
|Upper Band Elastic - 3/8" Picot||Midnight (upgrade available)||1 1/2 yards|
|Lower Band Elastic - 1/2" or 5/8" Picot||Midnight (upgrade available)||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic - 1/2" or 3/4"||Midnight (upgrade available)||
1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders
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||Matches band||18"|
|Add-on a Matching Panty Kit||Smaller||Larger|
|Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)||Fat 3/8 yard||
|Foldover Elastic||2 1/2 yards||
|Cotton Jersey||9" x 9"||
9" x 9"
Your panty will coordinate with your base fabric choices 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.
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.
We offer all these pins, clips, needles and thread here on our site.