17 Dec Made By Rae: Washi Dress Expansion Pack
Made By Rae’s Washi Dress Expansion Pack is here! It’s the Mr. Potato Head of dresses. You start with the popular Washi dress pattern Rae released last year (Mr. Potato) and then change it how you’d like: add a collar here, change the sleeves there, pop on a bow in front. It allows for *endless possibilities by starting with a pattern that is already familiar. Brilliant.
I had the chance to view the new options before they were released when I went up to Rae’s studio last month. I had a hard time choosing which version to make, but couldn’t resist View C with the pointed Peter Pan collar, pointed cap sleeves, and bodice lining with elastic casing in the back. No shirring? Woohoo!The pattern has you follow the directions for making a Washi dress and then adds the fun additions as you go along. Rae’s instructions are detailed and include hints, helpful pictures, and a Century Gothic font that makes me really happy. I contemplated whether or not to make the collar out of the polka dot fabric because it doesn’t exactly match (when you look up close) but I decided to go for it. I love the way it turned out. My father-in-law treated us to a trip to Mexico last week so I thought it’d be a perfect place to take some pictures of the dress. My skin type doesn’t really allow me to get tan but my freckles did pop out a lot. These pictures were taken the last day of our trip. Sad, I know. If only they’d all melt together, then I’d be super tan. I guess I’ll have to settle for a bunch of teeny tiny tans. I would highly recommend this expansion pack and I can’t wait to make the other options.