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Winter Wonderland Crushed Velvet Bralette Kits

Winter Wonderland Crushed Velvet Bralette Kits

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Wintertime can be all about lounging around the house in comfy clothes watching silly movies with family and friends. You might not want to put on an underwired bra, you might want to wear a lounge bralette instead, and give a toast to the season with elegant crushed velvet. 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. 

These kits come in a variety of options. You can add an element of spacer foam or microlycra, or you can make the entire bralette out of crushed velvet. Typically, spacer foam dyes lighter and whiter than our elastics and other fabrics. 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. If you choose Microlycra as an accent it dyes a bit lighter and whiter than our elastics and power net, and you would sew it just like the print. 

These kits are offered with all four colors of our stretch velvet. This fabric is 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 Mesh or Power Net are in the kit to do. Because the crushed velvet fabric has enough heft for light support you might choose to use the velvet on its own.

There are 3 levels of support available. All three levels of support include a stable sheer lining for the front frame. For light support we offer a light, buttery power mesh to line the back band under the print. For medium support we offer medium weight power net to line the back band. For strong support we offer firm weight power net to line the back band and add regular weight power net for inside the cups. The crushed velvet can be used alone in the cup, but some might want to line the cup with either power mesh or medium power net to add some extra support. This comes standard on the Super Support option. It's probably not necessary on the light support option.

For elastics, we offer either a foldover elastics option or a picot elastics option, and vary the weight of the elastics to correspond with the level of support. For reference, the Watson bralette uses picot elastic and the Sweet Sixteen bralette uses foldover elastic. Your elastics will match your fabric. Black fabric can be paired with either black for an all-black look or white for a tuxedo look. Just leave me a note and I'll change out the elastic. Add some of the Tuxedo lace for a lovely black and white bralette.

Fabrics Elastics
Light Support

Either a half yard of crushed velvet

or

18" x 22" of spacer foam or microlycra plus a fat quarter of crushed velvet

14" x 14" Power Mesh

18" x 15" Sheer Tricot

Picot  Foldover

1 1/2 y 1/4" Picot elastic

1 1/4y 1/2" Picot elastic

1 1/2y 1/2" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes 

Set of rings and slides

2 1/2 y 5/8" Fancy Foldover elastic

1 1/4y 1/2" Picot elastic

1 1/2y of 1/2" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes

Set of rings and slides

Regular Support

Either a half yard of crushed velvet

or

18" x 22" of spacer foam or microlycra plus a fat quarter of crushed velvet

14" x 14" Regular Power Net

18" x 15" Sheer Tricot

Picot Foldover

1 1/2 y 1/4" or 3/8" Picot elastic

1 1/4y 1/2" Picot elastic

1 1/2y 1/2" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes 

Set of rings and slides

2 1/2 y 5/8" Fancy Foldover elastic

1 1/4y 1/2" or 5/8" Picot elastic

1 1/2y of 1/2" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes

Set of rings and slides

Super Support

Either a half yard of crushed velvet

or

18" x 22" of spacer foam or microlycra plus a fat quarter of crushed velvet

14" x 14" Firm Power Net

18" x 30" Sheer Tricot

10" x 28" Regular Power Net

Picot  Foldover

1 1/2 y 3/8" Picot elastic

1 1/4y 5/8" Picot elastic

1 1/2y 3/4" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes 

Set of rings and slides

2 1/2 y 3/4" Foldover elastic

1 1/4y 5/8" Picot elastic

1 1/2y of 3/4" Strap elastic

Set of hooks and eyes

Set of rings and slides