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!
One of the best thing about Bra Builders is our range of colors. In this kit you can choose your color and your lace and make your bra just like you envision it. If you choose one of our dye to match laces, we'll dye it up with your fabrics and it will all match. You can also choose one of our other stretch laces and pick a coordinating color. If you want us to make your lace choice for you, just let us know and we'll pick something out.
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!
There are also 2 options for lace on this kit. The simple version of the bra is with a lace upper cup, which is the standard offering. You can also upgrade to a full lace bra, which will give you lace to cover the entire bra. You'll need a minimum of 6" in width for the lace upper cup, and at least a minimum of 8" in width for the full lace bra. Please find our wide stretch lace collection here.
The Willowdale Pattern is available here from the Cashmerette website. The size chart is here, and the fitting guide is here.
The Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Cup Fabric - Super Simplex||Fat 3/8 yard||Fat 1/2 yard|
|Lining Fabric- Sheer cup lining||Fat Quarter||1/2 yard|
|Stretch Lace - Lace Upper Cup -or-||1 yard||1 yard|
|Stretch Lace - Full lace covering||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||1 1/2 yard||1 1/2 yard|
|Lower Bra Band Elastic||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||4 hooks|
|Add on Matching Panty Kit:||Smaller||Larger|
|Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air or Stretch Mesh)||Fat 3/8||3/4 yard|
|Foldover Elastic||2 1/2 yards||5 yards|
|Cotton Jersey||9" Square||9" Square|
You may need to make yourself a pair of matching undies with your choice of lace yardage. You can choose your waistband and leg elastic, if you'd prefer something other than foldover. You can also double your elastics if you would like more elastic to work with. If you'd like stretch lace for your waist and/or leg openings, or if you'd prefer strap elastic, just leave us a note in the comments! We love to customize your kit to make sure you smile when you open up your kit! 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.