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.
Have you ever walked outside on a dewy morning and seen the glistening delicate tracings of webs that appear in the fall? The weather is just a bit chilly and the shine looks ethereal and almost other-worldly. This lace reminds me of those moments. The tracings are delicate strands of rose gold, and the little blossoms are a perfect pumpkin color. We have a silk option for this kit with our Pearl Stretch Silk Satin, and I definitely recommend it! It's absolutely stunning! Our Featured Artist Dee Anne made a small capsule with her Tracings kit and some of our Kaleidoscope print and it's darling! So perfect for fall! Her Tracings bra is the Lusamine pattern from LilypaDesigns, the Chole thong from Evie la Luve and the Iris brief from Tilly and the Buttons. I love how she worked all these elements together!
This bra kit features your choice of Stretch Silk Satin, 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 pick up 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 Tracings Lace Bra Kit contains:
|Power Net - Regular, Firm or Stabilized Firm||Matches Fabric Choice||28" x 14"|
|Lace||Tracings Tulle - 8 1/4"||1 1/2 yard|
|Upper Band Elastic - 3/8" Picot or Foldover Elastic||Cream||1 1/2 yards|
|Lower Band Elastic - 1/2" or 5/8" Picot||Cream||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic - 1/2" or 3/4"||Pumpkin||
1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders
6" plus interfacing for self strap
|Hook and Eye - 2, 3 or 4 hook||Matches band||1|
|Plush Channeling||Matches band||1 yard|
|Twill Tape (if requested)||Matches band||18"|
|Add-on a Matching Panty Kit||Smaller||Larger|
|Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)||Fat 3/8 yard||3/4 yard|
|Tulle Lace- Tracings 8 1/4"||Choice||Choice|
|Foldover Elastic||2 1/2 yards||5 yards|
|Cotton Jersey||9" square||9" square|
Your panty will coordinate with your base fabric 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.
We offer all these pins, clips, needles and thread here on our site.