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!
Did you know that magnolias begin blooming in February! I didn't, but I found this out when I was looking for a way to name this gorgeous kit. The background color reminds me of the back of my magnolia leaves, which a muted and natural rosy color which pairs beautifully with our color Rose Clay. Then you add the flower forms in a creamy white, just like the showy blooms of a magnolia tree, and you have a stunning picture of the promise of spring moving through the land, creeping from south to north. Since I'm pretty far in the north, we still have a long wait! My magnolia usually blooms around Mother's Day.
Our beautiful stretch lace for this kit is 9" wide, so this kit is a candidate for a full lace overlay. We're combining Rose Clay and Cream for this kit with Rose Clay fabrics and Cream elastics. For a lace upper cup I would use the colors exactly as designed with the Rose Clay on the fabrics and Cream on the elastics. For a full lace overlay you can either use cream underneath for a hint of color or Rose Clay underneath for a more prominent color. If you match your fabrics and elastics you'll have the flowers be the star, and you can match them in all Rose Clay or all Cream. It's all beautiful!
Our lovely Featured Artist Holly made her Willowdale using the Rose Clay and Cream, and I love how it turned out. Isn't her workmanship amazing? She used a full lace overlay and Cream accents, and this bra is stunning! Her undies are also amazingly cute. I'll let you know the pattern once she gets her feet down. She moved house and squeezed this set into her very busy schedule.
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 Magnolia Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Cup Fabric - Super Simplex or Tricot in Rose Clay or Cream||Fat 3/8 yard||Fat 1/2 yard|
|-or- Bra Tulle in Rose Clay or Cream||3/4 yard||1 yard|
|Lining Fabric for Super Simplex - Sheer Cup Lining||Fat Quarter||1/2 yard|
Magnolia Stretch Lace for upper cup
|-or- Magnolia Lace for full lace||4 yards||4 yards|
|Regular Power Net in Rose Clay or Cream||14" x 28"||14" x 28"|
|Plush Channeling in Rose Clay or Cream||1 yard||1 1/4 yards|
|Underwires||1 pair||1 pair|
|Upper Bra Band Elastic- 3/8" in Rose Clay or Cream||1 1/2 yard||1 1/2 yard|
|Lower Bra Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" in Rose Clay or Cream||1 1/4 yards||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic-1/2" or 3/4" in Rose Clay or Cream||1 1/2 yards||1 1/2 yards|
|Rings and Slides to match strap||1 set||1 set|
|Hook and Eye in Rose Clay or Cream||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||
|Magnolia 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.