Thursday, June 16, 2016

gingham washi dress

My boys and I went to visit my sister for a few days this week. I wanted to pack up ALL my scraps and take them with, but I'm not sure I would have had enough room in my van. (ha!) I decided to pack a few smaller projects instead. I'm surprised (and delighted) that I was able to complete another washi dress.
I bought this fabric for $2.99/yard at SR Harris about a year ago or more. (I believe that it's 54" wide, so it was a screamin' deal.) I thought it would make a good quilt back. Turns out, it makes a great dress! I have enough leftover to make my daughter a garment (of some kind), too. It has a beautiful drape and it's nice and soft. I LOVE gingham.
 
This is the washi dress in size medium, with no alternations. I LOVE the fit. It's quite comfortable, and cute, too. I have my next two planned out already. One may be red and white polka dot. I'm sure that comes as no surprise! :)

32 comments:

lindaroo said...

Adorable dress! I bet you start a new fad.

sherry said...

Gingham is Back!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Very, very cute! It will look great in polka dots, too!

janie krig said...

Absolutely cool, Wow!

Kathy said...

Cute dress, and I love the quilt on the bed. Made by you?

Melissa Corry said...

So cute!!! Looks fantastic!!!

Jenny said...

Your dress looks so nice - congratulations!!

Bernie Kringel said...

I made a washi dress about two weeks ago and love it. Really comfortable and good fit. So I want to make another one. I bought a knit fabric and am going to give it a try. If it works out, it will be so comfortable,

Tracybug Creative said...

You are adorable! I love it!

Kate said...

Very cute and perfect for summer!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Fun, comfortable dress? Who wouldn't all in for that?! Love it!

dispack said...

Awesome dress, the gingham is great! Nice job on garment sewing.. :)
surpriesed you didn't take a photo of the quilt on the bed and tell us what you plan to do
with that pattern and what fabrics you will replicate it in! haha. love to tease you!

KathyinMN said...

It's super cute!

LethargicLass said...

this is quite possibly my favourite washi ever! Looks great!

Denise Russell said...

It looks very comfortable! Love it...

Gail Moss said...

What is a Washi Dress and where can I buy the pattern? Love it..

Gail Moss said...

Oh, never mind; I just saw the link... lol

apronlady56 said...

That is so cute!!! I have always loved gingham. Probably starting with 2 little gingham dresses my grandmother made for me when I was a wee girl. Then of course so many of the women in the family wore gingham aprons. Today I collect aprons and my very favorites are the gingham ones. And then the feedsack aprons. I have around 800 aprons now. Terrible I know. :) But I love them.

Be sure to post whatever you decide to make for your daughter out of the gingham too. I'll be anxious to see it. And great job on the dress. It's beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Cute dress and a perfect fit. Can't wait to see it in red polka dots.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very nice dress and it looks so comfortable.
I like the pattern.

Needled Mom said...

Black and white always looks so sharp and clean too. It looks fantastic.

Rebecca said...

now you have matching outfits with your little one and scraps for a quilt!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You look smashing in you new Washi Dress my friend! Nice work.

Leanne Parsons said...

Gorgeous! I haven't made the washi dress yet, but it certainly is pretty.

Karen said...

Selfish sewing--I love it! This dress and you--cute, cute, cute! Hope you had fun at your sister's :)

Diane Beavers said...

You are adorable in your Gingham Washi dress. See, who said quilt fabric had to b for a quilt:) It' s my go to pattern...4 in my closest:)
Make yourself some shorter tunics to be worn w/capris or a skirt. endless wear, endless seasons. Enjoy!

Daytona Damsel said...

I just discovered the washi dress a couple weeks ago. I want to buy the pattern but not sure I can make it. Not good at making clothes:) Is this an easy pattern for us novice clothes makers?

Sandra W said...

It looks like a very flattering style and the fit on you is perfect.

j666laz said...

Very nice! Looks great on you.

Suzanne said...

It's hard to choose which I like more-- the bargain you scored on the fabric or the dress itself.

liniecat said...

Great result!

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