Work In Progress :: Washi Dress

Washi Dress :: Dandelion Drift

As I was snapping this picture Sweet Pea walked by and said…

Sweet Pea: “Whatcha taking a pictures of?”

Me:  “A dress that I’m seam ripping.”

Sweat Pea:  “Why would someone want to see a picture of that?”

Well, the point of this pictures is to show you (and me, ha) that making something takes time.  And often it involves mistakes.  This one was just a mistake in style for me.  I sewed the washi dress with the expansion pack (poofy shouldered sleeves, a neck tie), things that ended up just not looking good on me.  (This style has looked good on so many other sewists out there, it just doesn’t work on my broad swimming shoulders!  I’ve showed you a picture of me before in poofy sleeves…it just doesn’t work!)  So this dress sat, and sat, and sat next to my sewing machine for months.  This week I am finally ripping those sleeves off to put cap sleeves on.  And I’ve removed the front tie and I’m replacing it with a simple facing (all part of the washi pattern).

Made any mistakes lately?  Working on anything new?

  • I love that you’re making the fix and sharing it. It’ll feel great to have it finished, too!

    • Teresa

      That’s what I’m hoping 🙂

  • I have narrow shoulders, so I should probably embrace the poof. But I know what you mean, even on my girls, that style works for one and not the other. One looks sweet and cute and the other looks like a linebacker in the poof sleeve. Ha. I LOVE this fabric, by the way. Where is it from?

    • Teresa

      Oh wow, narrow shoulders! One can only dream 🙂 And the fabric…it’s a cut up target sheet. I think it’s still for sale on the target website!

  • I made a Washi this week! Kinda similar to yours too – navy with white spots. It’s fun to see how much of a better and more confident sewer I am now since first making this dress up. Well done for your persistence – my UFO pile is quite big…. 🙂

    • Teresa

      Oh awesome. I was amazed at how well the washi bodice fit. I can’t wait to finish this dress!

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