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!
Sometimes you feel a little wild inside. This bra kit is just the thing to spice things up without losing your cool. The Serengeti, a World Heritage Site in Tanzania, teems with wildlife, including over 1000 leopards! It's the perfect name for this Italian-made flocked leopard print mesh. It's sublime. The pattern is small, the color is neutral, and the overall vibe is hot. You will feel like a million bucks in the bra you make with this kit. Because the base fabrics in this bra are black, we are pleased to offer our gorgeous black Tricot for this kit. Our Super Simplex is not available in black.
Our Featured Artist Holly made this set with the Willowdale bra pattern. She overlaid the entire bra with the print mesh, and she also made 2 different undies! Isn't it cute? The underwear patterns are the Orange Lingerie Kingston thong and the Studio Costura Vera panties. She did get the extra fat quarter of print mesh to complete her set.
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 Serengeti Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Cup Fabric - Tricot||Fat 3/8 yard||Fat 1/2 yard|
Serengeti Stretch Mesh
|-or- (if upgraded)||1/2 yards||1/2 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||
|Serengeti Flocked Stretch Mesh||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! You can find our collection of Waist Lace and Elastics here, and our collection of Leg Lace here.