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 first bra pattern, the Willowdale, and we couldn't be more excited!
This lace is perfect for when you want personality but don't want to be loud. Don't you love the leaves at the top and the subtle trailing flowers that cascade down. Our color Bark works wonderfully with the brown in this lace, and you can use Cream, Buttermilk or even Cocoa Butter for the creamy color. The default is Cream, which is what you'll receive unless you leave us a note, and by default your elastics will be Bark. This is a Stretch Mesh Lace, so even though it's embroidered, it is still beautifully stretchy! It's perfect for a matched set, and it's great for a Willowdale! This lace isn't a good candidate for a full lace overlay, but you can add on an extra yard or even 2 and put lace on the power bar and band. It's super cute!
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||Cream
|Elastics||Bark or Cream
The Trellising Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Trellising Stretch Mesh Lace - 6 3/4" wide||Smaller||Larger|
|Cup Fabric - Super Simplex or Tricot Bra||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|
Trellising Stretch Mesh Lace for upper cup
|-or- Trellising Stretch Mesh Lace (extra)||1-2 yards||1-2 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|
|Trellising 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.