I sewed up this dress last night - it's the Washi Dress pattern by Rae Hoekstra. It was really fun to make, and I got to attempt two new things - shirring and using bias binding. Both seemed to work fine for me this time. My sister was with me and commented while I was reading the pattern aloud (excellent chat by me) that it was another language, which I guess is a big part of what I'm enjoying so much (despite being a bit of a stinker at learning languages). Already, things that were utterly baffling four months ago are starting to take shape, slowly, in the ole bean.
I haven't hemmed this yet, but couldn't wait to wear it! Naughty. The fabric is from The Cloth House, and was actually bought for a costume which hasn't yet had an outing... but I think this dress can still be part of it!
My first PDF pattern experience - and it was a good one! Satisfied the impatient "but I want it now!" part of me.
Wistful in Washi.
What's happening down here? in Washi.
Shirring? Sure thing!
You can even read excellent comics while in Washi!
I loved making this, and think I'll enjoy wearing it - it's a great pattern for all the blissful quilting weight cottons you see...
**VERDICT: The Washi Dress was better than "a wash" for me! Ha! Ha! Ha!**