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.
This lace inspired us with its dramatic, repeating arches along the border. While they architecturally feel a little gothic, the delicate nature of the lace, and the abundancy of gorgeous purple blossoms, makes us think of park pavilions and spring picnics-- hence the name! Don't we all long for those spring afternoons when its finally pleasant enough to be outside? About this time of year I long for sunshine, the sounds of excited birds, fresh grass and gentle breezes. Get in the mood for spring with a pretty Pavilion Lace set!
This lace makes a perfect Bra Builders Budget Combo because it looks its best over a Frost base. We also love it with Crocus, so if you'd like to pop the color of the flowers, we're offering an upgrade for your elastics.
This bra kit features your choice of Microduoplex, Super Simplex, Tricot, Sheer Cup Lining 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 Pavilion Lace Bra Kit contains:
|Color for all bases||Size|
|Cup Fabric||Frost||Fat Quarter|
|Power Net - Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm||Frost||28" x 14"|
|Tulle Lace||Pavilion- 9.5"||1 1/2 yards|
|Upper Band Elastic - 3/8" Picot||Frost (upgrade available)||1 1/2 yards|
|Lower Band Elastic - 1/2" or 5/8" Picot||Frost (upgrade available)||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic - 1/2" or 3/4"||Frost (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 (if requested)||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.