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.