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.
It's holiday season, so it must be time for a riff on red and green. This is the red -- a gorgeous burgundy with fuchsia and gold. It's so very pretty! This is a fresh, lively eyelash lace which is a true lace and not at all stretchy. It's a very modern Chantilly-style lace with a bit more body than the light-as-a-feather laces that generally characterize Chantilly lace. We have yet another Liz making us a gorgeous garment with this lace, using the Stretch Silk Satin option and the Esplanade pattern by Orange Lingerie. Isn't it gorgeous?? Jennie from Annie and Myras also fell in love with this kit and made her signature pattern, the Vivien plus the Harriet bra from Cloth Habit and a pair of undies of her own design. What a wonderful set of inspiration from our Featured Artists!
This bra kit features either Stretch Silk Satin, Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Super Simplex, Microlycra or Tricot as the base fabric. One kit contains everything that you need to make a bra and has enough fabric for 2 with many sizes. To get the second bra with larger sizes, upgrade to the half yard of cup fabric and add a bra finishing kit.
A Spiced Wine Lace Bra Kit contains:
- A fat quarter of Microduoplex, Sheer Cup Lining, Super Simplex, Microlycra or Tricot in Merlot or a half yard of Stretch Silk Satin in Cranberry plus a kit cut of Sheer Cup Lining in Merlot.
- Add an extra kit cut of cup fabrics for larger sizes.
- 28" x 14" of Powernet (specify regular or firm weight) in Merlot
- 1 1/2 yards of Spiced Wine lace
- Band elastics in Merlot
- 1 1/2 yards of 3/8" scalloped band elastic
- 1 1/4 yards of 5/8" scalloped band elastic
- 1 yard of plush channeling in Merlot
- Twill tape for seam stabilization
- 3 hook and eyes (please specify 2 or 4) to match the band
- Strap elastic
- 6" plus interfacing for self straps (no rings and slides)
- 1 1/2 yards plus rings and slides for elastic straps in Merlot
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.