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 new pattern, the Willowdale, and we couldn't be more excited!
I lived in Iceland for a year, and I was entranced by the night sky during the winter. The combination of blues and greens with the northern lights would paint beautiful pictures across the sky. I love the way that this lace echoes that gorgeous combination of deep night with electric green. We're offering this kit with a beautiful variety of colors which all play with the cooler end of the spectrum.
Our beautiful stretch lace for this kit is 9" wide, so this kit is a candidate for a full lace overlay. Our Featured Artist Asmaa made this Willowdale using our Sea Stretch Silk Satin. Don't you love her lace placement on the frame?? She carried the silk down to the center panel on the undies, which play with the same lace placement detail, and she put lace on the power bar. Join us this summer at the Bra Sewing Bee to learn how to put lace on your power bar! Asmaa used a Sea strap, but we also love a Willow strap on this one to pull out the greens in the lace -- very northern lights ;). You can see that in the picture of the Sea kit.
We're also offering this kit with Minty Fresh, which picks up the green even more. I'm not a fan of the Willow strap on this version, but I completely love the full Minty Fresh bra! It makes it a natural for March, where the greens are just beginning to come out and some of us celebrate St. Patrick's Day. You can see this color combination as a kit. As the default, you'll get Sea if you order the silk and Minty Fresh for the other base fabrics.
Our Willowdale Help Page contains all the info about selecting your kit size, your options, fabrics and lace. Its a great place to begin if you are newer to bra sewing or new to the Willowdale pattern- or both!
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 Aurora Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Cup Fabric - Super Simplex, Tricot or Bra Tulle in Minty Fresh||Fat 3/8 yard||Fat 1/2 yard|
|Cup Fabric - Stretch Silk Satin in Sea||3/4 yard||1 yard|
|Lining Fabric for Super Simplex or Silk - Sheer Cup Lining||Fat Quarter||1/2 yard|
Aurora Stretch Lace for upper cup
|-or- Aurora Lace for full lace||4 yards||4 yards|
|Regular Power Net in Sea or Minty Fresh||14" x 28"||14" x 28"|
|Plush Channeling in Sea or Minty Fresh||1 yard||1 1/4 yards|
|Underwires||1 pair||1 pair|
|Upper Bra Band Elastic- 3/8" in Sea or Minty Fresh||1 1/2 yard||1 1/2 yard|
|Lower Bra Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" in Sea or Minty Fresh||1 1/4 yards||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic-1/2" or 3/4" in Sea, Minty Fresh or Willow||1 1/2 yards||1 1/2 yards|
|Rings and Slides to match strap||1 set||1 set|
|Hook and Eye in Sea or Minty Fresh||3 or 4 hooks||
|Add-on a Matching Panty Kit||Smaller||Larger|
|Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)||Fat 3/8 yard||
|Foldover Elastic||2 1/2 yards||
|Aurora Stretch Lace||choice||
|Cotton Jersey||9" square||
If you plan to make your matching panty with the Cashmerette Radcliffe, a smaller kit will use 1/2 yard and a larger kit will use 3/4 yard of lace. We'll follow your choices for your bra kit in your panty kit, so either all one color or with an accent, unless you tell us differently.
As always, feel free to choose your favorite elastics or narrow lace (leave us a note if you don't see your choice!). You can also add a 9" square of absorbent fabric for your panty panel! You can find our collection of Waist Lace and Elastics here, and our collection of Leg Lace here.