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.
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.
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!