Spring crept up and hit me with a jam-packed schedule of activities. In the midst of it, I vowed to get back to sewing and to sew some things for ME for once.
First, I decided to tackle the Washi Dress by Made by Rae once again. The first time didn't go so well... see last summer's Washi. But thanks to almost a year more of sewing experience, this one went much better.
I never imagined I could make a fitted dress that would actually look good on me, but I had an occasion, not much money and a pattern, so I figured I would go for it! The material just says "Savannah" on the selvage. I found it on the bargain table at Pacific Fabrics and it immediately caught my eye (as I was running past to catch my two year old who was crawling under the bargain tables and hiding in boxes.
I loved the cute springy colors and vertical stripes. I mean who doesn't love a slimming vertical stripe!
I was determined to "Make it work!" this time and not waste my bargain fabric find.
I think they turned out pretty flattering and well fitting.
Second, I added a couple more rows of shirring in the back to nip in the waist a bit more. This also turned out just fine and added a bit more definition in that area (a little less maternity dress-like).
All-in-all, I am pretty happy with this dress and plan to make more soon! It's so comfy, yet the changes I made allow for some definition. Perfect for that put together, yet comfortable summer look!