washi dress #3 in voile and fully lined

Washi in voileBack 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.

washi in voile from a happy stitch

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.

5 Comments on washi dress #3 in voile and fully lined

  1. Daniela D
    January 20, 2014 at 10:55 pm (4 years ago)

    It looks lovely on you, Melissa!

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    • Melissa Q.
      January 21, 2014 at 8:44 pm (4 years ago)

      OH, thank you. I solved the boob droop (I think.)

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  2. Jill @ Made with Moxie
    January 21, 2014 at 7:53 am (4 years ago)

    Your voile washi links lovely. I need to make some edits to my bodice to make it longer. I’ve a long torso and it make my darts sit high. But I still love my washi. I live in my tunics. To be honest, I think the washi expansion pack is a bunch of bunk. I have used the free short sleeve that she offers, and also used that piece to make it into a folksie puffed sleeve with an elastic hem. From what I’ve read, it’s easy to add sleeves to washi from other patterns. And a peter Pan color should be a snap.

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    • Melissa Q.
      January 21, 2014 at 8:44 pm (4 years ago)

      Aha. I like a little (ahem) fullness around my torso…

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  3. natalie aka hungryhippie
    May 29, 2014 at 3:08 am (4 years ago)

    I love this version! The print is fantastic. Buy the expansion kit—I LOVE it even more! I made a black flower voile version with the tie/bow and love it-received so many compliments when I wore it out! Wish I could send you a picture so you could see it right here, but I did blog about it if you fancy a look. http://1hungryhippie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/another-washi-dress-in-black-voile.html XOXO P.S. How’d you get your U cutout so perfect? 🙂

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