Back in December I needed (ok, wanted) to make a cute dress for all the holiday markets. As soon as I saw this voile fabric from Cloud 9 designed by the inimitable Rashida Coleman-Hale I knew it was perfect for a wintery, holiday-ish dress that would still be wearable in the spring. Or anytime after that because let’s be honest, I’m not together enough to have clothes that are season specific. For starters, I made a sleeveless dress for winter markets.
I’m way off track here.
Like I was saying…I made another washi dress. The voile is lovely and light but was a bit sheer so the dress is fully lined. To line it, I made a second dress out of black voile and attached them at the neckline. I used bias tape for the arm sleeves. I went with the small size but did add about 3/4″ to the width of the bodice and it fits perfectly. I have wide shoulders but don’t quite need a full size up.
This dress is comfortable and a great every day dress. I’m thinking that next I need to make a washi tunic. I’m also very tempted by this washi expansion kit. Has anyone used that? What do you think? It would be so fun to make some long sleeve, peter pan-collared tunic/dresses. It’s amazing one pattern is so versatile but the price seems a little steep.