June 29, 2022

Willowdale Bra inspiration from ready-to-wear lingerie

Get inspired to sew the bra of your dreams with the Willowdale Bra, a bra sewing pattern designed for large busts in sizes 28C-54J. We’ve rounded up our favorite bra ideas from ready-to-wear fashion, so get ready to fall in love with these looks!

Feel secure, supported, and self-assured in a Willowdale Bra! The Willowdale is a full frame underwire bra sewing pattern with a 4-piece cup design for vital support and lift in a beautifully rounded shape. With 126 sizes included, you’ll start with a fabulous fit and be able to make the gorgeous bra you’ve always desired.

Okay, enough chitchat—let’s get inspired!

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Comfortable, supportive, and goes with everything: you can’t go wrong with a Willowdale in a neutral. Keep it interesting with a special lace!

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Take it up a notch by adding color! If you’ve always wanted a bold bra but could never find one in your size, here’s your chance to finally have it your way.

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A floral print is the perfect complement to a delicate lace. From ditsy to large-scale, your floral print will stand out from the crowd as a Willowdale!

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Make your lace upper cup the star of the show by pairing a super special stretch lace with a solid, neutral main fabric.

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Even though they’re under our clothes, our bras don’t have to be boring! Create that bra you’ve always wanted with a fun print.

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Once you’ve mastered the art of bra making, it’s time to get hacking! Add pintucks to create texture, swap the hook and eye for a front closure, add cap sleeves to your straps, make your Willowdale a racerback or a swimsuit or a bustier—the world is your oyster!

Let’s start sewing!

If you’re ready to make the bra of your dreams with the Willowdale Bra, then let’s get going! You can browse Willowdale kits here or source your own fabric and notions with our bra making suppliers list here. And don’t forget to share your ideas, inspiration, works-in-progress, and completed makes on social media using #WillowdaleBra and #Cashmerette so that we can all cheer you on as you make your beautiful Willowdale.

Let me know what you think!