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Our new winter print takes it's name from Louis XIV of France -"The Sun King". This gorgeous floral masterpiece emanates French Royalty. It is stunning. Sun King is digitally printed on our soft and dreamy bamboo jersey and it makes a beautiful bralette. You might not want to put on an underwired bra, you might want to wear a lounge bralette instead. There are so many darling bralette patterns out there, and bralettes are a great option for many women. Whether you like wearing bralettes as your standard choice or if you want an option to wear around the house, you can make just what you want with our comprehensive bralette kits. Choose one of our beautiful accent colors for your elastics and we think you will be thrilled with the results!
This kit is offered with our luxurious Sun King bamboo jersey print. This fabric is soft and stretchy, and for more support you'll want to use some sort of a base fabric layer to add support on the back band, which is what the Power Net is in the kit to do. This is a fabric that can be used for that extra something that these fabrics will give unless your support level is very light. Sometimes you still want a little more and for that we offer the option to add a kit cut of Spacer Foam in Frost or Midnight.
Spacer foam is about 1/16" thick, is lightweight but substantial, breathable, and has a 4-way stretch. It is a different fabric than a cut and sew foam, which is thicker and primarily suitable for a lining only. For support, you would use it like any Lycra fabric, cutting it so that there is a little bit of negative ease. I remove the seam allowances within the cup and butt the seams together. Then I sew them together with a 3-step zigzag, running a piece of tissue paper under the fabric while I sew so that it doesn't creep on me. I keep the seam allowances on the band side and sew it into the band just like I would any other fabric.
This Sun King Bralette Kit will include a stable sheer lining for the front frame. We will also include regular weight power net to line the back band. You may choose Frost or Midnight for these fabrics. The kit come standard with a picot elastic option, or you may wish to choose the Foldover Elastic option. For reference, the Watson bralette uses picot elastic and the Sweet Sixteen bralette uses foldover elastic. As always, our kits do not come with a pattern included, we are leaving that choice up to you!
Each Sun King Bralette Kit contains:
- 1/2 yard of Sun KIng Bamboo Jersey
- A kit cut of Sheer Tricot in Frost or Midnight
- A kit cut of Regular Power Net in Frost or Midnight
- 1-1/2 yards 3/8" Picot Elastic and 1-1/4 yard 5/8" Picot Elastic, in your accent color
- The Foldover Option receives 1-1/2 yards of 3/4" Foldover Elastic and 1-1/4 yards of 5/8" Picot Elastic, in your color
- 1 1/2 yards 1/2" Strap elastic plus a set of Rings and Slides in your color
- A set of Hook and Eyes