Something I’ve had for a while now are the Sample Packs from Bra-Makers Supply. When I first ordered them, I was more excited about them than the rest of my order. I could see all the colors of Duoplex at one time, in one place. The same for the Power Net. Only a bra-making geek would be excited about this. There’s a link in the photo if you too want your own sample pack. (No affiliation with Bra-Makers Supply – just love.)
That’s the photo from the BMS website. Here’s my own Duoplex Sample Pack.
Here are all my samples:
These are the Duoplex, the Regular Power Net, The Cotton Lycra and Tricot Samplers. They really are such fun and very useful. You can find a full listing of all the Sample Packs Bra-Makers Supply carries here.
In the past I’ve show you how I’ve used them. When I purchase a lace or other bra-related material, out come my samples right away to see what I can use to match my purchase.
Here’s a recent one. Merckwaerdigh‘s Etsy shop had a gorgeous Devore Cotton knit bra kit. I’ve learned to not even think about these things. She only ever has one of these treasures, so scoop it up quickly.
These two photos showing the Devore Cotton are both from Merckwaerdigh’s store.
Isn’t that pretty? Devore Cotton is also more commonly known as Burnout Knit. Devore Cotton sounds so much more exotic.
However, I know from experience, I need a little more support than this kit will provide. That’s where my Sample Packs come in.
Here are a few of my Duoplex options.
Here’s the Devore Cotton and Light Beige:
In this photo that looks like a pretty good match, but in person the Duoplex is a little bit lighter than the beige in the cotton.
Here’s the DC with Dark Beige:
Hmm. This still isn’t what I’m envisioning. But the beiges are a good match.
Here’s the DC and Platinum:
This was what I was thinking for the kit. I do like this one. The greys are not the same, the BMS one is a little lighter than the one in the DC, but I might be leaning towards this one. I’ve been wanting to make a Platinum bra.
And the DC and Black:
I think the black makes the DC look washed out, which is definitely not a look I want!
I think I’m going to go with a platinum band and use Sheer Cup lining behind the DC.
Do you have any of the BMS Sample Packs? Do you love them too? Do you have a favorite? What would you use behind the Devore Cotton? Duoplex or Sheer Cup Lining?