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 Summertime Willowdale features our stretch mesh lace, Summertime. Having a stretch lace with an embroidered motif is something special, and we're delighted to be able to share this with you! Our Featured Artist Liz made up this Willowdale with our Summertime kit, and chose Fern as her accent color. She placed the lace on the upper cup as normal, but then she matched the pattern along the seam and overlaid the lace over the lower portion of the bra cup and gathered it along the bottom, a perfect option if you've got a gorgeous lace you want to showcase. You can also dart the lace along the bottom edge and achieve the same uninterrupted pattern without the gathers. I like the gathers with this feminine lace. Summertime coordinates with Ariel, Glacier, Fern, Rosy Glow and Limeade. This lace is super wide, and we're including a generous 2 yards to allow you lots of options. I think it would be lovely along the power bar, with the lace edge facing toward the center of the cup. You can also make a darling pair of matching undies! Liz made the It's not Me, It's You undies from The Lingerie Formula.
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||Antique Rose|
|Elastics||Ariel, Glacier, Fern, Rosy Glow or Limeade|
The Summertime Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Cup Fabric - Super Simplex or Tricot Bra||Fat 3/8 yard||Fat 1/2 yard|
|-or- Bra Tulle||3/4 yard||1 yard|
|Lining Fabric for Super Simplex - Sheer Cup Lining||Fat Quarter||1/2 yard|
|Summertime Stretch Mesh Lace- 15.5" wide||2 yards||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 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|
|Summertime Stretch 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.