Washi What?

Last summer, I bought Rae's Washi Dress pattern, printed it, and never thought about it much.  I adored every one that I saw on Instagram and after six months (and leaving QuiltCon ready to sew), I declared that Wednesdays in March would be "Washi Wednesday."  As I prepped the PDF pattern, I thought that I could not handle waiting that long (over four weeks) to make dresses.  My next thought was "Washi Week" and that is what I did, all week, I made Washi dresses.  


washi dresses



I could get to almost an entire dress in the time I was allowed each day, the hem was always unfinished and some days, the arms were incomplete.  At the end of 5 days, I finished 3 Washi dresses and 1 Washi top!  

The next week was spring break and I did not do a damn thing.  

I was able to squeeze in one more dress (cream w/blue trees) at the end of the week 3, it was a busy time as I volunteered half days to 6 elementary students who learned to sew.  

After that, I made a matching dress for my little.  And maybe you didn't know this about me, but, I could not stop making these dresses, so I challenged myself to crank out 2 more before the month ended.  I was able to finish them with a day to spare!  Luckily, it was Cesar Chavez Day, so I didn't have time to sew anymore.

I really love this pattern, most of them are made differently–some have pockets, some do not, one has sleeves, 2 are tops, one has a full bodice lining, and one has neck/back facings machine stitched in place.  Yes, I am making more tops (waiting for Tsuru) to coordinate with some pants that I recently purchased.  

You can purchase the Washi Dress pattern on Rae's site.  

Fabrics used:

Alexander Henry print

Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander

Washi by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Ruby Star Spring/Vinyl by Melody Miller

Indie by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics

Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt

Mecca for Moderns by Alexander Henry


11 thoughts on “Washi What?

  1. I love them all!!! Do you mind telling me where you got the fabric for the one alle the way to the right?
    Ore what its called?

  2. Hi, I just love all of these! Can you tell me what the fabric is in the third dress from right? I am making my first Washi now 🙂

  3. Thanks so much! 🙂
    On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 7:39 PM, Jemellia Hilfiger <jemelliahilfiger@yahoo.com> wrote:
    I have updated the blog post with dress fabrics, the one you asked about is a print from Washi by Rashida Coleman-Hale.

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