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Tiger Lily Lace Bra Kit
Tiger Lily Lace Bra Kit
Tiger Lily Lace Bra Kit
Tiger Lily Lace Bra Kit

Tiger Lily 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.

I love the way the bright, clear colors echo the bright, clear days of August. We called this kit Tiger Lily, and it marries so well with all the colors of lilies that are blooming all around me right now! Tiger Lily tulle lace captures this perfect summer palette and presents it with unique curling margins and trailing sprigs, all over a pink backdrop. 

All the brilliance of the colors stands out when over a Frost background, so that's how we've kitted this up. It coordinates with Garnet, Watermelon, Beachcomber Coral and Canary, shown left to right. We're including Garnet as the default accent color. Our Featured Artist Liz K used Canary accent and a extra kit cut of Canary cup fabric to color block her bra- If you'd like to do the same, just select an additional kit cut of cup fabric and let us know how you'd like it dyed up!

Like to spice things up a bit? We wanted to offer you something special with this kit, so we're including custom charms for those who ask. Just leave us a message.

Liz K. used the Amethyst pattern from Bra Makers Supply for her bra, and the Munroe Brief from Orange Lingerie for her undies. What a pretty set! Liz showcased that curling edge on her panties, and we're thinking how cute it would also be peaking out along the top of a blouse if you used a pattern like Aries by Gravity by Grandy or Cambria by LilyPaDesigns. All the details in this lace present so many possibilities! 

A Tiger Lily 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 Tiger Lily 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

If you'd like to include a matching panty kit, we've made it an option! A Matching Panty Kit contains:

Smaller

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

Larger

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

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 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.