Bra Making Starter Kits are here!
I have been busy putting together kits to make your life easier. I have created three bra making starter kits in fabrics and three starter kits in hardware. I tried to make them interesting, but to be honest, they are for the beginner, working on their first bras. These are relatively low priced for a kit, but they aren’t for the pretty bras. These are for practicality and learning.
Each starter kit has enough fabric for up to three bras (if you have a very large size, you might not be able to get three bras out of it, but conserve your fabric either way). I would suggest using black thread for both the red & black kit and the white & black kit. It will show interest on the cups with black top stitching. Make note that there are no underwires included with either kit.
The fabric kits contain a fusible tricot to stabilize our Shine Tricot for the frame and the cups. When finishing the seams, try cutting a strip of the fusible tricot and iron onto the back side of the seam prior to top stitching. It will make your life easier.
The hardware kit contains hooks & eyes, strap elastic and hardware, underwire casing, picot elastic for neckline and waistband elastic.
But first thing is first – a little update on us. We exhibited at our first event in years. I wasn’t sure how it would go, but we did surprisingly well. I have boxes and boxes of vintage fabrics, which was about 50% of the items I parted with. I might one day list them on the website, but I have too many other things going on right now.
I have been busy to say the least, I have added three new patterns to my website and removed a few old ones. Over the next month, I will post about each design, including an introduction to the kits that go with them as well as the accompanying video tutorials. From this point on, every pattern I release will have a video tutorial for construction.