A Big "Thank You"!
Thank you all for the interest and well wishes! I wasn't sure if this idea would fly or not, but apparently there is some interest in such a product!
First, the winner of the giveaway kit:
Congrats! H2omelyn, please email me at sbanks "at" metrocast "dot" net with your mailing address, kit size, color and wire size (bra size) so that I can get the right sized wires into the kit and get it into the mail to you quickly!
Second, I thought I would answer a few quick questions/comments today and then next week start a "Basics". The series will start with patterns and will focus primarily on those easily available in the US with American sizing.
Sorry if these topics seem random, but I took notes as I read through the comments, because I wanted to make sure some of these topics were addressed!
The Purple Iris bra shown yesterday is one that I made for my daughter with supplies dyed at the same time as the Purple Iris kits. It is a Merckwaerdigh, which is a Dutch pattern company. It has no wires and has the same lace as the Pale Pistachio kits.
I have thought about offering kits with coordinating colors. This is something I will explore in the future if things work out well and when I add new kit colors. Sea Breeze would be pretty combined with a Chocolate Brown, and I can see Cantaloupe combined with a pink, too.
One of the biggest questions was regarding panties or a combo bra/panty kit. I have also thought about offering this, too. To be honest, there is probably enough fabric in those kits to make matching panties. The tricot is 54" wide and the powernet is 45" wide. The trouble you'd run into is the matching panty elastic. I am going to see what I can find for panty elastics and stretch lace that will dye. I have some that I tried, but it didn't take the dye, so it must be polyester. Polyester will not take the dye used for nylon fibers. It certainly is something I'd like to offer, and could batch dye all the components for a perfect color match.
I hope that answers some of the questions!