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Summer Nights Lace Bra Kit
Summer Nights Lace Bra Kit
Summer Nights Lace Bra Kit
Summer Nights Lace Bra Kit

Summer Nights Lace Bra Kit

Regular price
$38.00
Sale price
$38.00
Quantity must be 1 or more

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.

There is something magical about summer nights; holding onto the carefree days just a little bit longer, enjoying the warm evenings surrounded by fragrant seasonal blooms and seeing everything anew in the calm, dim light of backyard lanterns. Some of our best memories are of lingering summer evenings, past twilight, where time stands still and the best features of the landscape are the only thing that stands out from the darkness. Whatever your memories of summer nights, fanciful or romantic, keep them close with Summer Nights Stretch Lace.

This lace features a Midnight background with emerging Dahlia blossoms and pale green accents. It looks great over both Midnight or Dahlia so we are offering you the choice. We are also offering you the choice of your accent color for straps. 

Our featured Artist Asmaa made us this gorgeous set using the B, Wear Olivia Pattern. We think its so Elegant and a perfect way use of this pretty patterned lace! 

This bra kit features either 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 on 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 Summer Nights 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 larger sizes 
    • 28" x 14" of Powernet (specify regular, firm or stabilized firm weight)
    • 1 1/2 yards of Summer Nights stretch 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
    • 1.5 yards of plush channeling
    • Choice of 2, 3 or 4 hook and eyes
    • 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

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
  • Summer Nights Stretch Lace- your choice yardage
  • 9" Square of cotton jersey

Larger

  • Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)- 3/4 yard
  • Foldover Elastic- 5 yards
  • Summer Nights Stretch Lace- your choice yardage
  • 9" Square of 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.