|Washi dress front. Me feeling like a total poser LOL|
I love this print. It is part of the Nottinghill range and this voile is so insanely soft. It's almost like silk and was easy to work with and an absolute delight to wear. (Side note: I bought the yardage at Pink Chalk Fabrics which is a lovely online store and the only place I could find the right colourway in the voile.)
|My darling daughter needed Mummy's attention NOW. |
Love this little photo bomber :)
I love this pattern. When it first came out it was all over blogland and I did my usual, "I love it but I don't want to be a sheep" thing. But then common sense prevailed and I bought a copy and I am so glad I did! You can see my first version here and there is even a Washi group on flickr! The pattern is very easy to put together with a number of handy tips in the pattern instructs ions I also love that the fabric requirements are listed on the website, a little thing, but very handy!
I altered the pattern (again) slightly. The neckline is lower than the pattern calls for, I went with what suits me :) This time I didn't do the little cutout and I'm happy with it this way. The other change I made was dropping the shirring rows a little. The first time around the bottom line of shirring lines up perfectly with the bottom of the bodice. Second time around there are a couple of rows of shirring below the bottom of the bodice (on the back) which gives the dress a better shape on me.
|side view: Washi dress|
The main reason I love this dress (and let's be honest) is that it hides my belly. Any extra weight goes straight to my tummy and there has been a fair amount lately with me being unwell. This dress will fit if I manage to lose those extra kilos (shirring is so forgiving!) and the pleats on the front manage to hide my tummy without it looking like a maternity dress. Win - win :) If you're considering the Washi dress, I would say go for it! I'm already planning to make another soon. They are just perfect for our sticky, hot days here in Nouméa.
And just so you know :) All these opinions are 100% my own. I paid for the supplies myself and was not asked to provide a review. I just like to share things I love :)
Have you made a Washi dress or is there another very forgiving dress pattern that you love?