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!
The word sylvan refers to a dark, peaceful wooded area which suggests a pleasant feeling. There's a second spelling of the word, which is the one we've chosen, just to make sure you aren't thinking about tutoring! Either way, this gorgeous kit lets you create a stunning Willowdale bra and optional matching undies, and it is the very first kit in our new Willowdale Kit of the Month Club!
The lace itself is a deep teal green, and has a bit of luster to it. It isn't shiny at all, it just has a subtle luminescence. We've paired it with our color Emerald, which is a beautiful teal green that is just a bit lighter. Our Featured Artist Nikki made her gorgeous Willowdale with a full lace overlay, and used the beautiful edge of the lace on the bottom of the band to create a semi-longline look. Don't you just love it?? As designed, all the fabrics and elastics for this bra kit will be Emerald. We tried to get a picture of the lace to give you an idea of its actual color. It's a hard one to photograph! Try Bra Tulle to let your fabric disappear behind your lace and allow the depth of textures to really appear. Finally, we found a perfect teal green leaf bra charm to add to all the kits while supplies last.
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 Silvan Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Cup Fabric - Super Simplex, Tricot or Bra Tulle||Fat 3/8 yard||Fat 1/2 yard|
|Lining Fabric for Super Simplex- Sheer Cup Lining||Fat Quarter||1/2 yard|
Silvan Stretch Lace for upper cup
|-or- Silvan Lace for full lace||4 yards||4 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||
|Silvan 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