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!
When I was a young girl in elementary school I lived in a small town on the Pacific Ocean called Half Moon Bay. It was often foggy, especially in the mornings. There came a time though, when the fog would begin to break up and you could see the blue sky through the misty gray. I was remembering those days when it came time to name this kit. There is a soft, foggy gray with lovely sky blue peeking through. We're offering this kit with our Smoke Stretch Silk Satin with Sky accents since this is the way that our Featured Artist Nikki made this up for her class at the International Bra Sewing Bee. You can also get the kit with any of our other base fabrics, and we'll dye all the fabrics up to Smoke. If you'd like to keep the elastics Smoke for a more monochromatic look, just leave us a note and we'll take care of that for you.
Our beautiful stretch lace for this kit is not as wide as what is needed for the largest Willowdale sizes without joining the lace together, so this might not be a great kit for a full lace overlay when your lower cup pieces exceed about 6 1/4" in height. It will work fine for the other sizes though. If you get the silk, I suggest that you let the silk be the star and use a lace upper cup. We're showing the animation of the bra in both Willowdale configurations.
Our lovely Featured Artist Nikki made a gorgeous Marlboro bra from Orange Lingerie and some Ella Panties from Lingerie Me Made with her kit. Isn't it a beautiful set? The colors on this set are hard to depict, so I have a flat lay picture from Nikki that show the way the gray and the blue work together. On most of the pictures I've had to make the gray too cool in order to see that the elastics are blue. This picture shows the colors beautifully (at least on my phone ;)).
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 Half Moon Bay Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Cup Fabric - Super Simplex or Tricot in Smoke||Fat 3/8 yard||Fat 1/2 yard|
|Cup Fabric - Stretch Silk Satin in Smoke||3/4 yard||1 yard|
|Cup Fabric - Bra Tulle in Smoke||3/4 yard||1 yard|
|Lining Fabric for Super Simplex or silk - Sheer Cup Lining||Fat Quarter||1/2 yard|
Half Moon Bay Stretch Lace for upper cup
|-or- Half Moon Bay Lace for full lace||4 yards||4 yards|
|Regular Power Net in Smoke||14" x 28"||14" x 28"|
|Plush Channeling in Smoke||1 yard||1 1/4 yards|
|Underwires||1 pair||1 pair|
|Upper Bra Band Elastic- 3/8" in Sky||1 1/2 yard||1 1/2 yard|
|Lower Bra Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" in Sky||1 1/4 yards||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic-1/2" or 3/4" in Sky||1 1/2 yards||1 1/2 yards|
|Rings and Slides in Sky||1 set||1 set|
|Hook and Eye in Smoke||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||
|Half Moon Bay 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! You can find our collection of Waist Lace and Elastics here, and our collection of Leg Lace here