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!
This beautiful Stretch Mesh lace is all class. We love what both Asmaa and Jennie did with it! Asmaa did a strapless riff on the Maya bra from AFI Atelier (it's free!) for the Bra Bee '23, and then made some super cute undies to go with it using the Bravo Bottoms #1 pattern with some modifications. Check out Extended Access for the Bee to get sew alongs for both garments. Then Jennie used the kit for her new Bette bra, and it's just as lovely! You can pick up this pattern at annieandmyras.com. This stretch mesh lace is perfect to make a Willowdale, and this is the kit specific to that pattern! Both Jennie and Asmaa are giant fans of our Stretch Silk Satin, and the Latte color is just perfect with the lace.
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!
|Cup and Band fabric||Oyster (Latte Silk)|
A Lauren Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Lauren Stretch Mesh Lace - 8" wide||Smaller||Larger|
|Cup Fabric - Super Simplex or Tricot||Fat 3/8 yard||Fat 1/2 yard|
|-or- Bra Tulle||3/4 yard||1 yard|
|-or- Stretch Silk Satin||3/4 yard||1 yard|
|Lining Fabric for Super Simplex or Silk- Sheer Cup Lining||Fat Quarter||1/2 yard|
Lauren Stretch Mesh Lace for upper cup
|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 to match strap||1 set||1 set|
|Hook and Eye to match band||3 or 4 hooks||
|Add-on a Matching Panty Kit||Smaller||Larger|
|Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh)||Fat 3/8 yard||3/4 yards|
|Foldover Elastic||2 1/2 yards||5 yards|
|Lauren Stretch Mesh Lace||choice||choice|
|Cotton Jersey||9" square||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