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!
The restful blue and natural and graceful movement of this lace reminds me of the peaceful and joyous feeling that William Wordsworth talks about in his poetry. Our Featured Artist Clio made this beautiful bra with the Mesange bra pattern from Hari Ito Lingerie. You can use the same lace and colors to make a beautiful Willowdale bra! I'd go for the full lace overlay on this one -- it's such a beautiful lace!
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||Mist|
Wordsworth Willowdale Bra Kit contains:
|Wordsworth Stretch Lace - 8 1/2" 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|
|Lining Fabric for Super Simplex- Sheer Cup Lining||Fat Quarter||1/2 yard|
Wordsworth Stretch Lace for upper cup
|-or- Wordsworth Stretch Lace for full overlay||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 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.