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Confection Lace Bra Kit
Confection Lace Bra Kit
Confection Lace Bra Kit

Confection Lace Bra Kit

Regular price
$38.00
Sale price
$38.00
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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.

Isn't this bandeau bra set sweet? We're drooling over this set that our Featured Artist Katie A. made with Confection Tulle Lace. This lace is another colorway of our best seller from last month- Sweet Pea. This one is Dahlia pink embroidery around the larger blossoms with white clusters of smaller blossoms in the center. Katie chose to use Sheer Cup Lining so it could disappear behind her lace.  As she put it... "This lace is so light and whimsical... just beautiful!" We couldn't agree more! We're pairing this with Frost base fabrics and Dahlia accents. Its such a clean and simple palatte, deliciously fresh and delightfully delicate!  Katie used the Belgravia Bralette from Contour Atelier with an added ruffle along the bottom band for her bra, and the Simplicity 9478 Basic Brief Pattern to make her undies. 

A Confection Lace Bra Kit contains:

    • A fat quarter of Microduoplex, Super Simplex, Tricot, Sheer Cup Lining, or Microlycra
      • Add an extra kit cut of cup fabric for extra cup fabric 
    • 28" x 14" of Powernet (specify regular, firm or stabilized firm weight)
    • 1 1/2 yards of Confection tulle lace
    • Band elastics
      • 1 1/2 yards of 3/8" scalloped band elastic
      • 1 1/4 yards of 5/8" or 1/2" scalloped band elastic
    • 1 yard of plush channeling
    • Twill tape for seam stabilization
    • Strap elastic
      • 6" plus interfacing for self straps (no rings and slides)
      • 1 1/2 yards plus rings and slides for elastic straps

This lace is too sweet to miss making a matching set! An add-on Matching Panty Kit contains:

Smaller

  • Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)- Fat 3/8 yard
  • Foldover Elastic- 2 1/2 yards
  • Confection Tulle Lace- your choice of yardage
  • 9" Square cotton jersey

Larger

  • Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)- 3/4 yard
  • Foldover Elastic- 5 yards
  • Confection Tulle Lace- your choice of yardage
  • 9" Square cotton jersey

As always, feel free to choose your favorite elastics or narrow lace (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. 

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.