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!
Ever been to the sea and watch the wind sweep up big waves? Or the long stems of wild meadow grasses blowing in the wind? Our family loves to hike, especially in early spring when migrant songbirds are just making their way back north and some of our favorite places are those with tall meadows of wild grasses. Seems like the best places to observe those migrating birds is near those meadows. And of course, spring brings gentle breezes to sweep to meadows into curling waves. It's a mesmerizing and beautiful effect and captured in the gentle curves which line the edges of Windswept Lace.
Windswept lace is 9", which means that it's available as a lace upper cup or full lace bra if you choose.
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 Windswept Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Cup Fabric - Super Simplex or Tricot in Wedgewood or Bluebell||Fat 3/8 yard||Fat 1/2 yard|
|-or- Bra Tulle in Wedgewood or Bluebell||3/4 yard||1 yard|
|Lining Fabric for Super Simplex - Sheer Cup Lining||Fat Quarter||1/2 yard|
Windswept Stretch Lace for upper cup
|-or- Windswept Lace for full lace||4 yards||4 yards|
|Regular Power Net in Wedgewood or Bluebell||14" x 28"||14" x 28"|
|Plush Channeling in Wedgewood or Bluebell||1 yard||1 1/4 yards|
|Underwires||1 pair||1 pair|
|Upper Bra Band Elastic- 3/8" in Wedgewood or Bluebell||1 1/2 yard||1 1/2 yard|
|Lower Bra Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" in Wedgewood or Bluebell||1 1/4 yards||1 1/4 yards|
|Strap Elastic-1/2" or 3/4" in Wedgewood or Bluebell||1 1/2 yards||1 1/2 yards|
|Rings and Slides to match strap||1 set||1 set|
|Hook and Eye in Wedgewood or Bluebell||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||5 yards|
|Magnolia 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.