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Daisy, Daisy Willowdale Bra Kit
Daisy, Daisy Willowdale Bra Kit

Daisy, Daisy Willowdale Bra Kit

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Those who've been garment sewing know the name Cashmerette! Specializing in sewing for curves, Cashmerette has now expanded their sewing line of patterns to include a wider ranges of sizes and most recently, LINGERIE! We are offering kits for their newest pattern, the Willowdale, and we couldn't be more excited! 

You'll feel as fresh as a daisy wearing your new Daisy Daisy bra as you pedal along on your bicycle built for two! I loved the soft yellow of this darling floral patterned stretch lace, and I thought immediately of daisies! Frost base fabrics let the lace stand out so this is how we're kitting this one up. The cheery Canary accents on the strap and band elastics set off the lace and make the whole thing a charming interplay of yellow and white, just like a daisy! While the bra featured in the photo isn't a Willowdale, you can get an idea of how adorable this lace will be on your Willowdale. 

Speaking of cute, the daisy charm for the bridge is the perfect accent for this bra, and it makes the Daisy Daisy really special. We'll include a charm in your kit as long as we have them, so be one of the first to make sure that you get a charm! We'll include the sweet daisy charm in your kit -- the white for the full lace overlay and the yellow for the lace upper cup.

You may need to make yourself a pair of darling matching undies! The standard smaller panty kit contains your choice of matching lace yardage, a fat 3/8 of your choice of Microlycra, Microlycra Air or Stretch Mesh fabric, along with 2 1/2 yards of foldover elastic for the waist and leg openings, and a 9" square of cotton jersey. The standard larger kit contains your choice of matching lace yardage, 3/4 yard of your choice fabric, 5 yards of foldover elastic and a 9" square of cotton jersey. You can choose your waistband and leg elastic, if you'd prefer something different. You can also double your elastics if you would like more elastic to work with. If you'd like stretch lace for your waist and/or leg openings, or if you'd prefer strap elastic, just leave us a note in the comments! We love to customize your kit to make sure you smile when you open up your kit!

The Willowdale bra pattern is sized from a 28C to a 54J, so there are lots of size options! We've created 2 kit sizes, a Smaller and a Larger. The Smaller works for up to about a size 14 wire, and the larger goes up to the size 54J. The pattern has options which vary based upon a number of different factors including bra band size (for hook and eye), the band/cup intersection (for lower band size) and wire size (for strap). If you're new to bra sewing this might be a bit tricky, so we're offering a couple of helpful things. If you provide your under bust and full bust measurements we'll take our best guess at what you need. If you know what you need, you can just order it exactly like you need it. We're even offering an option for us to include both options if you're near the cutoffs and you want to make sure that you have the correct materials.

This is a summary of what the pattern is recommending:

Band size (same as underbust) 28 - 44 3 hook and eye
Band size 46-54 4 hook and eye
Cup size C - E for 3 hook and eye 1/2" lower band
Cup size F - J and all 4 hook and eye 5/8" lower band
Wire size 32 - 38 1/2" strap
Wire size 40 - 54 3/4" strap

For your reference, the bra in blue on the Super Simplex listing is a 40G and is the largest size for the Smaller kit. It uses a 4 hook and eye, a 5/8" lower band elastic and a 3/4" strap.

We are offering this kit with Super Simplex or Tricot as your base fabric choices. Super Simplex which is a delightful fabric and I find it is a bit more substantial, so this is my preference for the Willowdale. It's easy to sew and has a lovely hand feeling. We are expecting to get our luxurious 50 denier tricot back in stock any day now, and this is a wonderful fabric for this bra. If you order the Tricot we'll fill your order once the fabric arrives.

One of the benefits of the Tricot is that the fabric is 104" wide! When you get your kit in Tricot, you automatically have enough fabric to line your bra with the Tricot without needing to add a lining fabric. Or if you prefer a little bit more stability, can choose to line your Tricot Willowdale with Sheer Cup Lining for a little bit more. For the Super Simplex, you will need to add a lining fabric. You can add Sheer Cup Lining for more support or Tricot for a smoother feeling inside the bra. The trade off is in ease of fit. Because there is more give in the Tricot, you don't have to be as precise in the fit. I find the Sheer Cup Lining a bit easier to sew. The standard offering is Sheer Cup Lining -- the Tricot is available as an option for a bit more cost.

There are also 2 options for lace on this kit. The simple version of the bra is with a lace upper cup, which is the standard offering. You can also upgrade to a full lace bra, which will give you lace to cover the entire bra. You'll need a minimum of 6" in width for the lace upper cup, and at least a minimum of 8" in width for the full lace bra.

The pattern calls for regular power net, but we know some of our bra builders prefer a firmer stretch, so we are offering that as an option for you.

The Willowdale Pattern is available here from the Cashmerette website.  The size chart is here, and the fitting guide is here. Don't forget to take advantage of your coupon code for the Willowdale Pattern!

The Daisy, Daisy Willowdale Bra Kit contains:

Smaller  Larger
Cup Fabric - Super Simplex or Tricot Fat 3/8 yard Fat 1/2 yard
Lining Fabric- Sheer Cup Lining Fat Quarter 1/2 yard

Daisy, Daisy Stretch Lace for upper cup

1 yards 

1 yards

-or- Daisy, Daisy Lace for full lace 4 yards 4 yards
Regular Power Net 14" x 28" 14" x 28"
Plush Channeling  1 yard  1 1/4 yards
Underwires 1 pair 1 pair
Upper Bra Band Elastic- 3/8" 1 1/2 yard 1 1/2 yard
Lower Bra Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards
Strap Elastic-1/2" or 3/4" 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2  yards
Rings and Slides 1 set 1 set
Hook and Eye 3 or 4 hooks

4 hooks