Yesterday my husband left the house to go meet up with coworkers for happy hour and I decided to use the time to finally cut into some of my DS Collection yardage to make myself a Washi dress. Fast forward to 11:30 PM and I had made myself not one but two Washi dresses!!!
The pattern is super easy to cut out (there are only 6 pieces) and Rae's instructions are so straightforward that even a beginner would have no problems mastering this pattern.
I was lucky in that I didn't have to make any alterations to the pattern. I made mine in XL and it fit my bust perfectly.
After making the dress in the DS Collection print I was so happy that I decided to cut into some Robert Kaufman "London Calling" cotton lawn that I bought to make a Tova top. Luckily for me I had just the right amount of yardage.
While the DS Collection print is heavier this one is light and breezy. Perfect on a warm summer's day.
One thing I would have changed while making these dresses is that I wish I had purchased a better elastic thread. I just used the stuff I picked up at Joann's and I feel like it's not very strong. It worked fine on the lighter lawn fabric but I feel like over time it might wear out with the heavier cotton fabric. Oh well, I guess only time will tell.
Oh, and I guess I did skip a step while making the pattern. Rae says to use bias tape around the armholes to give it a finished look. Instead I used my serger around the armhole and then folded it under and topstitched. I doubt anyone will ever see the difference since it will only show under my arm.
I feel so inspired now! I think I might have to make myself a few tunics with the pattern as well!
What about you? What are you making right now?