We're celebrating FROCKTOBER at The Drapery,
to kick-start your spring and summer sewing!
When you buy any dress pattern plus the fabric to make it, we'll take 10% off the price
(in store or online using code 'FROCKTOBER' at checkout).
Plus, we've teamed up with the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation,
and for every pattern + fabric combo sold we'll donate $2 to this great cause.
We'll be posting here throughout the month with some pattern plus fabric suggestions for inspiration. We'll keep it brief, so it's easy for you to glance through and also, we'll be more likely to keep the posts coming!
THE WASHI DRESS from MADE BY RAE
It was made from a pattern we graded up to a larger size, and showed you how in this post.
The bow tie neckline is from the Washi Dress Expansion Pack (download only), which offers sleeves and neck variations to make this dress even more versatile.
Fabric suggestions for your Washi - you will need 2.5 metres to make the dress as per the pattern cover:
100% cottons by Art Gallery Fabrics. These 'quilting cottons' are particularly soft and drapey and well suited to many garment projects.
You'll also need a small amount of lightweight interfacing (like our cotton woven fusible interfacing), plus shirring elastic or narrow elastic for the back.
For more inspiration, see the dress made and worn by real people from all over the world in the Washi Dress Photo Pool on Flickr.
- Jane & Fiona xx