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!
Looking at this lace, I'm reminded of standing next to a crystal clear bay on a remote island somewhere in the warm Pacific. I see the deep blue of the center of the bay grading ever lighter to a light sea green at the shore. The colors in this lace are remarkable. The lace weaving itself is lovely, with a beautiful variety of flower motifs that are a bit different than the typical ones you see. Look at all the different woven patterns and floats in this lace! Oh so beautiful!
We're using a watery trio of colors to work with this lace. You can choose either Hydrangea, Sea or Pistachio depending on which part of the bay is your favorite. I can't decide if I prefer the vivid blue of the middle or the pale green of the edge. I don't think you can make a wrong choice here!
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 Bayside Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Cup Fabric - Super Simplex or Tricot||Fat 3/8 yard||Fat 1/2 yard|
|Lining Fabric for Super Simplex- Sheer Cup Lining||Fat Quarter||1/2 yard|
Bayside Stretch Lace for upper cup
|-or- Bayside 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||
|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||
|Bayside 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.
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!