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.
Are you neat and organized, or are you wild and free? I'm kind of both, which is exactly what this lace is! The embroidery is beautiful, subtle, regular, organized and tailored. It's perfectly juxtaposed by the loose, organic pattern within the tulle itself. I love how our Featured Artist Clare worked with this lace. She made the Aries bra with our Seasonal Color Carob, and it all works perfectly with the Wonderland theme of the warm side of our May capsule. While the print and the Matcha Latte lace are loose and fanciful like the main part of Wonderland, the Fan Dance is more like the court of the Queen of Hearts -- well regulated but with a bit of a fanciful undertone. Clare added a pair of undies with the Friday French Cut, and made a beautiful set!
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 with many sizes if you get 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 Fan Dance Bra Kit contains:
|Cup Fabric||Carob||Fat Quarter|
||28" x 14"|
|Tulle Lace||Fan Dance-9 1/4"||1 1/2 yards|
|Upper Band Elastic- 3/8" Picot||Carob
||1 1/2 yards|
|Lower Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" Picot||Carob
||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic- 1/2" or 3/4"||Carob
1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders
6" plus interfacing for self strap
|Hook and Eye- 2, 3 or 4 hook||Carob||1|
|Plush Channeling||Carob||1 yard|
|Twill Tape (if requested)||Carob||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 match your bra 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. 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.