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Dotty Chambray Washi Dress

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I know I’ve posted about lots of Washi Dresses, but I realized this week I haven’t shared my favorite one yet.  I made this dress last fall and it’s gotten a lot of wear.  I made it from the famous dotted chambray from Robert Kaufman’s Chambray Union collection.  I really love this fabric.  It’s lightweight and perfect for this pattern.  You really can’t go wrong with chambray, in my humble opinion.

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I made this Washi with the same modifications I always make.  It’s a size medium graded to a large through the hips.  I scooped out the armscye a little bit to compensate for my horrible posture forward shoulders.

One of my favorite things about this dress is the lining.  I think this was the first time I’d ever lined a dress and I really had no idea what fabric to use.  I found this amazing Anna Maria Horner voile and decided to use it.  Now, why I would use such a fun fabric on the inside of a dress is something I’ve wondered about many times since making this dress.

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If the lining was about an inch and a half longer this could be a reversible dress. (Note to self, try to make next Washi reversible.  Ha, ha!)  I do have some of this voile leftover but I still haven’t decided what to make from it.  Whatever it is, the fabric won’t be hidden on the inside where no one can see it!

~Teri

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Dotty Chambray Washi Dress

  1. I love this dress. I have made 2 washi’s that I absolutely love and I have wanted to make a lined one but haven’t figured out how because of the shirring in the back. Could you let me know how you did it or if there is a tutorial that I can follow? I would really appreciate it Thanks.

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