Monday, January 14, 2013

My First Washi Dress

This is the Washi Dress pattern from Made by Rae. I have been looking at it since she first wrote about it on her amazing blog. I love the look and pockets!!! I have to have pockets!
I was going to make a muslin but then I realized the only large piece of fabric I had was this piece of denim. I printed out the pattern and set to work.
The shirring gave me some trouble. I had never tried to shirr denim before. The thicker fabric did not want to gather. I went through two bobbins of elastic thread before I had the tension right for this project. 
I am glad that it actually turned out. The directions are easy to follow with tons of help on Rae's website. There are many ways to sew the neck line; u-shape, scoop, or the peter pan collar. You can also change the sleeves (cap or long) or go sleeveless like this. Now that I feel comfortable with the sizing, I have been searching for fabric to make more! 
If you have been waiting to get this pattern, don't wait another minute!
Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

celkalee said...

What a great and versatile dress! I can see this in any season. Always looking for comfortable and versatile pieces, This could be the go-to in many fabrications. Thanks for sharing.