Thursday, 17 July 2014

Washi Dress LOVE!!!!

I'm in LOVE!
My second Washi Dress is all done and ready for wearing!
I used Pretty Potent - Echinacea in Outloud by Anna Maria Horner, which I had bought especially, as it has the best mix of bright pinks and turquoises! Although I did hold my breathe as I cut it out!!
But, it worked perfectly.
This time I added piping at the neckline and scooped the neckline down a bit lower.
For the piping and armholes I used a really vivid turquoise bias binding that I had bought from Frumble, the quality of it is so much better than the stuff I've got from HobbyCraft before. Even making the piping was a fairly easy affair, I used a thin piping cord and my zipper foot. I basted it in position before I sewed the neckline to the facings and it went together pretty much first time…..but with a bit of swearing and my zipper foot again. 
It was also the first time I've used a woven interfacing and I could really tell the different in that, it stiffened the fabric, but not so much that I was aware of it when I tried it on. The other stuff I've used before still feels really cardboard-like even after washing!!

Look at this matching!! 
I spent a lot of time when I was cutting out trying to pattern match up the bodice to the skirt, as I think on such a strong pattern I needed the flowers to run through the centre of the dress and I can't believe that I got it as perfect as that!! 




















 And here it is on….
As with my first one, I went with my bust measurements and made and XXL in it and the fit is perfect. I just wish I had time to make another before this weekend! 

20 comments :

  1. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK Absolutely BEAUTIFUL

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  2. This is properly awesome. Well done you!

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  3. Beautiful job, and you got that line of flowers running central too like they always talk about on The Great British Sewing Bee ;) I really want an Echinacea print dress

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  4. Amazeballs! You look fab :)

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  5. Woooooow! That is some pro pattern-matching! :)

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  6. Can you make me one too? Pretty pretty please? It's beautiful and that pattern matching is impecible x

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  7. Oh, that material is lovely and you are right...the matching is perfect.

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  8. Well done on that perfect pattern matching, it did need to be done, can you whip another one up after class tomorrow?

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  9. P.S. have an awesome time. x

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  10. Gorgeous, hope you have a great weekend :o)

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  11. It's stunning and looks fabulous on you! Have a great weekend!

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  12. I love it!!! Your cutting is impressive, such precision! :D I love wearing my Washi dresses and tunics, don't you?

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  13. It's fab, and well done on the pattern matching, any matching in mine was pure chance, I totally forgot to think about it!

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  14. It's completely stunning in real life and I'm so glad you are neat and tidy screen printer so you didn't stain it.

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  15. It's absolutely beautiful! I'm so impressed with your fabric matching. I'm feeling inspired to make my own washi dress - I love seeing it done in sizes other than extra small. I have a tunic that I half finished 2 years ago, so maybe I should finish that first!

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  16. After seeing you last weekend in this stunning dress, I ordered the pattern and want to make my own!

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  17. It looks fantastic! Well done!

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