A Washi dress

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I don’t do much sewing for myself. In fact I think I’ve made a total of 3 practical things for myself in the last 20 years! I’m so glad I decided to change that. This is the original Washi dress sewing pattern by Made by Rae which I sewed in Nani Iro Little Dot brushed cotton. I LOVE this dress. I think I’ve worn it just about every day since I’ve made it.

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I’ve seen this dress done in this fabric before and I think it suits it perfectly, so I didn’t mess with perfection.

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Sorry for the chopped off face. My eyes were closed and I am too lazy to take another! I did make a few modifications to the pattern. First, I scooped out the neckline a bit to make it slightly deeper and wider.

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Next, I lengthened the bodice front as well as extended the back waist by two inches, and added several more rows of shirring on the back so that the bottom line of shirring matched my new waist seam.

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And last I cut the skirt out in a size larger and added several more pleats into the skirt, including one in the center front, and changed the direction of some of the pleats so that they all went in the same direction.

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I love this dress pattern and can’t wait to try out the expansion!