DIY sheer lace-trimmed bra KIT, all white dyeable materials, all fabrics & trims (choose your own pattern)—FREE wash bag included!
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You can make this beautiful lacy bra yourself, and either leave it white, or dye it for a custom-colored bra! All the materials you need to make this bra are included in this kit. (You'll need to provide your own pattern and thread, and underwires, if your pattern calls for them. Dyes are NOT included.)
Since making the sample bra shown here, I have dyed it; see Note 3 below for links to my blog posts with details and tutorials.
The materials you'll receive are exactly what you'll need to make the bra shown; quantities are actually slightly larger than what I used for my size 38DD sample. (This is the largest size in the pattern; see Note 2 below for details about the pattern I used.)
Here's what you'll receive (numbers correspond to materials in the first photo):
1. Non-stretch cup-lining fabric, white, 100% nylon, approx. 24" x 16" (used in sample for upper/lower cups, bridge lining)
2. White nylon-coated 5/8" rings and sliders for adjustable straps, 2 sets
3. White flower embellishment, 1
4. 4"-wide stretch lace trim, white, approx. 22" (used for upper cups, bridge)
5. 5/8"-wide strap elastic, white, approx. 40"
6. White Swiss dot stretchy sheer mesh, approx. 16" x 12" (used for lower cups, bridge lining)
7. Picot-edge 1/2"-wide elastic trim, white, approx. 54"
8. Heat-sealed back closure, 3 hooks high, white, approx. 1 3/4" high x 2 3/8" wide
9. Plush-back underwire channeling, white, approx. 32"
10. Medium-weight powernet fabric for back band, white, nylon/Spandex, approx. 22" x 8"
1. There is NO PATTERN included in this kit. Underwires and dyes are also not included.
2. The pattern I started with for my sample is Kwik-Sew 3300 (http://kwiksew.mccall.com/k3300-products-19926.php?page_id=3336&search_control=display&list=search). Be sure to check their measurement chart, since they may use a different sizing system than you're used to.
3. I've written blog posts about this bra project; the first has an overview of the project (http://mybratelier.com/2015/06/13/dye-iy-start-with-the-little-white-bra/). There's also one with details about laying out the pattern pieces, and a few changes I made to the construction of the bra (http://mybratelier.com/2015/06/14/the-making-of-the-little-white-bra/).
And here's a post on how I ombré-dyed this bra (in last photo): http://mybratelier.com/2015/06/17/dye-iy-part-2-the-little-white-bra-that-was/
4. This pattern is a partial-band style, which calls for less band material. The quantity of power net material included in this kit should be enough for most partial-band styles. (Please note that I can't guarantee that these materials will work with every pattern available.)
5. Although the materials in this kit are mostly nylon, every item seems to take dye a little differently. When I dyed this sample, the rings and sliders (on the straps) and the flower embellishment turned out much lighter than the rest of the bra. This will depend on many factors, including the type of dye you use and how long you leave the bra in the dye bath.
6. Your kit will be packaged in the handy mesh wash bag (last photo), perfect for laundering your delicates! This bag is 14" x 18" with a nylon zipper. The bag in the photo has already been through the wash several times; there's 1 bra and 1 panty inside, to give you an idea of its capacity.
NOTE: Because of the size of the mesh, I'd recommend fastening your bra's hook & eye closure before putting it in the bag.
Don't need the bag? Just choose "No" in the drop-down menu under the question, "Include bag?"
7.If using the wash bag, machine-wash in cool/cold water on the delicate cycle, and air-dry your pieces (please don't put them in the dryer!). Otherwise, I recommend that you hand-wash and air-dry your hand-made panty. For the first two washes, I also recommend keeping your panty separate from other items, just in case there's any color bleeding.
8. Now available: A kit to make a matching panty! (https://www.etsy.com/listing/238844911/diy-lacy-panty-kit-all-white-dyeable?ref=listing-shop-header-0)
Of course, you are free to use any pattern you want, as long as the pieces will work with this kit's material sizes! (If you're not sure, lay your pattern pieces out in spaces corresponding to the material sizes listed above.)
QUESTIONS? Please ask before you order! Some materials can be customized, for example, if you'd like a larger piece of power net to make a full band, I can usually accommodate you (additional charges may apply).
SHIPPING: Since shipping costs can now be calculated within Etsy, based on my location and yours, international shipping is now available! Please understand that I cannot tell, from my end of things, what your shipping cost will show up to be. If you have any questions, please ask prior to placing your order. Thank you!
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Under most circumstances, I'll ship your order within 1 business day of receiving your order and payment. If this is for some reason not possible, I'll let you know ASAP (and beg your forgiveness). If you need expedited shipping, please ask me about this prior to placing your order.
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Returns & exchanges
I really, really want you to be happy with your purchases from theBratelier, but if for some reason you're not, please tell me and give me an opportunity to fix things, okay?
I can only accept returned items if they're in exactly the condition I sent them in; for example, if you've cut any of the materials, you won't be able to return them. Digital items can NOT be returned.
If you absolutely must return your order, the return shipping cost is your responsibility. But again, please give me the chance to work with you first. Thank you!
Because most of my kits contain hand-dyed materials, I must recommend strongly that you hand-wash the items you make with them. This will not only make your lingerie last longer in general, but also help the colors to last. All my dyed pieces have been thoroughly washed and rinsed after dyes are set, but there's always a slight chance of a minimal amount of color bleed (this is pretty normal even on clothes that you buy ready-made). So washing your items separately from others is always a good precaution.
If you have any questions at all about my dyeing process, absolutely feel free to ask!