Yep, made my first Washi Dress.  I seriously had to make it, like. right. now., so I didn’t have to watch everyone in the entire sewing community make one until I fooled around enough and eventually made one in twenty years or so.

Firstly, it is so comfy.  The shirring on the back makes this probably one of the most comfortable garments I’ve ever made.  I have pretty wide shoulders and usually a lot of patterns are pretty snug, but this is perfect.

Secondly, I love the little sleeves.  They’re really similar to the dress that I made here, so cute, and give just the right amount of coverage!

Thirdly, the flexibility.  I’m pretty sure anyone who makes one will want to make multiple versions and put on their own little washi parade.  I think I’m going to plan on making a sleeveless version for wintertime to wear to work with a cardigan, maybe a tunic or two.  I really am a pants kind of girl.

I made this in a medium.  I tried muslins in both medium and large sizes, but I’m glad I went with the medium.  I might even try doing an SBA on my next one.

Fabric is Summerlove by Art Gallery.  a leetle  bit wrinkly, but it’ll work!

51 thoughts on “washi

  1. beth lehman says:

    anna ~ it is gorgeous!!! so lovely on you and so flattering!! perfection. i can see it as a tunic with some jeans….

  2. Katy Cameron says:

    Both you and the dress look gorgeous! It would look fab in all the variations you suggested too :o)

  3. Gorgeous! And I love the fabric you picked – very golden summery!

  4. christinaree says:

    Awesome! I made one too and it is so comfy!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! This pattern is on my list, can’t wait to make it.

  6. Vanessa says:

    So pretty! Those colors look awesome on you!

  7. Beautiful, lovely colour on you!

  8. Cherie says:

    So puuurty!! I love the colors – they remind me of summer turning into fall. And I’m dying to make a lil Washi parade of my own too. The only problem is deciding which fabric to make it with first! I swear, each new fabric I see, I think, “that’d make a cute washi!” 😛

  9. ~ko says:

    So lovely! The fabric is delightful and the cut looks perfect! Great job 🙂

  10. Carrie P. says:

    really pretty. great colors on you too.

  11. Faith Jones says:

    Looks awesome on you! I think we should all wear our Washi’s on Friday night at the Sewing Summit. 🙂

  12. Kelly O. says:

    I think this is going to be my first ever garment making endeavour! I just love it! and it has looked great on every size person I’ve seen it on! I need this pattern–I wish we lived closer so you could help me make it but I’m certainly going to give it my best effort!

  13. cateoh says:

    I looks beautiful, now I’m even more eager to make one! ,

  14. Julie says:

    Beautiful. Love the colors!

  15. Very Cute Dress! I really like it. I would never make a muslin, I just pray that my sewing talents take me that far… which they don’t, lol. I think that the fit is great. I haven’t ventured too far into clothes making. I know things are just intimidating until you try but sometimes they are intimidating when you try. At least sometimes 🙂 Great dress, thanks for sharing.

  16. Carolyn says:

    Your version looks fantastic…I love the color and fabric that your chose (I’m so jealous that you can pull off orange)!

  17. Deb says:

    Awesome job Anna!

  18. Elaine says:

    Your washi looks great Anna! I jus got done making the muslin for a tunic version. I can’t wait to see the others that you make.

  19. janeylulu says:

    Gorgeous! It looks wonderful you AND incredibly well-made! I just bought some of that fabric, now I wish I had bought enough to make myself a dress (and that I had the skill to do so).

  20. Jessica says:

    How does one dress just look so good on EVERYONE? I love that fabric, art gallery is always the softest.

  21. Emily says:

    Lovely on you! 🙂

  22. Brooke Crook says:

    What a great looking washi! Love how it turned out. I am also addicted to this amazing pattern and have started on my second one already!

  23. You did a really great job and you look terrific! I just purchased my pattern and my fabric is in the wash! Squeal!!!! I can’t wait!

  24. SoozeM says:

    It’s gorgeous, the fabric is divine and you look lovely in it 🙂

  25. Fab says:

    Very nice, you look very pretty!:)

  26. **nicke... says:

    i can’t wait to make one.

  27. This colour suits you so well Anna you picked the perfect fabric for this dress! You look lovely!

  28. gail says:

    oh so beautiful on you, anna! love that necklace, too!

  29. MooNi says:

    What a wonderful dress! Pretty colours!


  30. kristin says:

    so gorgeous, anna! that fabric is so summery and beautiful on you. i agree, i’m thinking tunic will be great in the fall with jeans. and my washi #3 fabric just got pre-washed today…we’ll see when i get to it. 😉

  31. Jacinta says:

    Wow well done! looks so good.

  32. Such a great summer dress!!

  33. Anna, you look beautiful! That dress is lovely on you. I’ve been admiring it and you surely picked a beautiful fabric to make it in. A tunic will be great for fall too! Can’t wait to see yours. You always inspire me!

  34. Gah! I need to get on that! Love how your turned out. I keep going back and forth between the maxi or midi – I think you may have pushed me towards the maxi – love it! You look great Anna!

  35. Danielle says:

    I love it! It’s the perfect dress. And don’t worry…I will be the last person to make one of these. I’m always last;)

  36. Erin says:

    Anna, that color is stunning on you! So beautiful…

  37. SaraJ says:

    Love the fabric and great job! Washi on list of my things to do!

  38. Larissa says:

    Starting to get the fever myself. Yours is such a beautiful fabric. Did you make it to match the necklace? LOL. ‘Cause that necklace is PERFECT.

  39. It’s so gorgeous Anna! Love the fabric you chose. I really want to make a tunic soon but can’t decide what fabric I want to use 🙂

  40. Jeni says:

    LOVE! You are gorgeous, Anna! I am going crazy, I want to make one so badly! If only we weren’t on vacation this week, I’d be stitching up a Washi storm! 😉

  41. Poppyprint says:

    You always make clothes look easy, maybe because everything you make looks so lovely on you! Perfect necklace!!

  42. Cindy says:

    So pretty, Anna!! Love the fabric you chose!:)

  43. AGP says:

    This is absolutely beautifull Home

  44. Sarah says:

    Beautiful!! I am always in awe of the stuff you create. You look more and more like your mother. 🙂

  45. sewVery says:

    Ok. I am seriously loving all the dresses made from this pattern. I may have to buy the pattern and try sewing again for myself!

  46. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh….love!!!! I’m getting ready to make mine next week! Can;t wait!!!!!! You look gorgeous m’dear…gorgeous!

  47. Sew Much Ado says:

    Oh Anna! It’s beautiful, and you look beautiful wearing it! I love your fabric choice.

  48. Dahlia says:

    Beautiful dress Anna! You are amazing!!

  49. oh my! that dress pattern is fabulous and i adore your version. that fabric goes really well with your coloring. i’ve been waffling over starting to sew clothes for myself. i should know that your blog will keep inspiring me in that direction 🙂

  50. dana says:

    you look gorgeous! pretty dress!

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