Sunday, 3 August 2014

Washi #3 - Squeal!!!

To say I am in love with Washi Dress No.3 is an understatement!
I bought 1 metre of Melody Miller arrows from The Village Haberdashery this time last year, just because I needed them and knew they would come in handy and then it sat there in my stash…….for a year!
But as soon as I made my first Washi Dress I knew what those Arrows needed to be, but I needed more of them, which in the cycle of fabric production was not an easy thing. After a few google searches I found a metre at M is for Make and the rest as they say is history…………
Would you look at that dodgy Salt Water sandal tan mark!!! 
As, I bought it, washed it and made myself another Washi Dress and I flipping LOVE it!!!!
I'm not sure how I matched up that arrow on the front, it wasn't intentional, but I'm chuffed!
And the back! 
I tried to get as much of the border print on the dress as possible, but I had to chop the bottom a bit or it would have been half way down my calfs! 
And those sleeves.........
I'm stupidly happy that I thought to use that border trim to make the sleeves!
Then of course with my bias binding addiction I had to add piping!
There was considerably less swearing this time while I was sewing it in on and one tiny bit of unpicking! 
I used the really yummy bias binding from Frumble (which I now have in 8 colours, is that too many??) to make the piping and trim the armholes!!


I'm not joking when I say I want to wear this dress EVERYDAY!!!!!! Even my husband said I looked happy with myself and when I tried it on he was quite impressed! Which for a man thats lacking the fabric addiction gene, that is great praise indeed!!

17 comments :

  1. Lovely details especially the cap sleeves- so clever. One day I will make one!

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  2. Well done. It is looking good and I like all those details you pointed out.

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  3. Get you smarty pants! Wow it is awesome, you are right to be very delighted with it (a more successful finish than those shorts ;-))

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  4. I was admiring your pattern matching on the front :) And the arrows with the shirring on the back look so good!

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  5. You should wear it everyday! It's bloody gorgeous!!

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  6. Ahhhh, I still want to make one but I saw you mention the other day that you had made the biggest size and you're a few sizes smaller than me so I'll just have to admire your's from afar :0(

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  7. Ok, I think you have convinced me....... I need to purchase this washi dress pattern and get one made up for summer. I can see your skills improving each time as well, and even though it's the same pattern, the materials make the dresses look different! You've done a ver professional looking job, it looks lovely!........oh, and is that an apple in the ground? Do you have an apple tree?

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  8. Oh wow this is fantastic!! I love everything about it and it looks fab on you. Go girl!!

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  9. This is gorgeous! The sleeves and the piping finish it of beautifully!

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  10. Oh wow, that is beautiful fabric!

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  11. Those scallop-y bits are PERFECT for the hems!

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  12. It's fab, but are you all washed out now? :oD

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  13. I love it - so clever. I really want to get into clothes making again - need to motor through some quilting WIPs and then I'll hopefully move onto some clothes. You said you bought 1 metre and then another 1 metre - so you got 1 dress out of 2 metres of fabric ok? I reckon we're a similar size so hope you don't mind me asking. Oh and I've got mega Saltwater lines too!

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  14. You are my inspiration, lady--I just found this fabric while shopping in Tokyo, so I knew I had to get the Washi pattern! Hope you don't mind a copycat--your dress is gorgeous!

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    1. Copy away Beth!!! I love wearing this dress and the fabric just makes me so so happy!!
      Tried to email reply to you but your a no-replier, don't know if you know or not.
      jo x

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