I've had the Washi Dress pattern for quite a while now and just got around to using it. This amazing fabric presented itself and I knew it was time!
Big surprise, it's a sheet! It's from Target's college section, so I'm sure dorm rooms everywhere are dressed just like me! Not really something I want to think about for long... let's move on.
The sheet set was in clearance, so it was just $8.68. Fabulous! The first time I saw the print I knew it needed to be a dress. Sometimes I wonder if it is a little too Ms. Frizzle, but I teach 3rd grade so I'll just go with it.
The Washi pattern was excellent. Well drafted and easy to put together. I added an inch to the front bodice, and consequently lowered the elastic a bit in the back. I have never had good luck with shirring with elastic thread (tried 3 machines and lots of tutorials- I suspect I need better quality elastic thread) so I just put in two rows of lingerie elastic. I thought it would have the same light tension that elastic thread does, and I think it worked well. Those were the only mods. I think the pattern would be more flattering on me with a drapier fabric, so maybe next time I should look beyond the sheet section.
All in all I love this dress and hope to make it in winter appropriate fabric soon. I think it's a great dress for a cardigan, tights and boots!!
Pattern- Made by Rae's Washi Dress
Fabric- sheet from Target (it only took the flat sheet!)
Notions- lingerie elastic
Repeatability- one more dress for sure
Audiobook- Bone Season by Samantha Shannon