If you want to make absolutely the most comfortable Washi Dress in the universe, you really must try double gauze. It is SO. SOFT! Wearing this dress is like wearing pajamas. Is that not a good thing to say?
I purchased this Echino double gauze from Charmstitch about a month ago and regret to inform you that it was the last on the bolt. However, Laura still carries a number of Nani Iro double gauzes that are just as gorgeous. They are definitely worth the price, though I would never have cut into it on a first try. I still have enough of the green unicorn double gauze from Heather Ross’ first Far Far Away collection to make another Washi, but I’m not sure if I dare. But it would be so awesome. *Bites nails*
For this version I made the outside of the dress just as the pattern instructs, but lined the bodice with cotton batiste (a super-lightweight cotton that is widely available) because I wanted a little more stability inside for the double gauze. I actually took a video of the lining process but we’ll just have to see how my video editing skills are, hah.
I think it goes without saying that lining the dress is a bit more complicated than sewing it with the facings — I made an executive decision early on that the facing method was a better way to go for beginners, and thus it became the default construction method included with the pattern — but I feel with a video tutorial and some hand-holding, everyone could easily do the lining method with not too many tears and swears.
Pattern details, size charts, yardage, and other info can all be found on the Washi Page, so check it out if you haven’t yet:
And on a personal note: I would like to add that I am completely overwhelmed by the response we have gotten to this pattern. I have been floored, floored I tell you by the sheer amount of kind comments, tweets, IG’s, and posts that I have seen and received, not to mention the sales, which have been spectacular and have already broken any previous first day sales records (the Big Butt Baby Pant pattern held the record for a long time, just in case you were wondering) by a long shot. It is so gratifying to offer something to the world and get such a positive and encouraging response back. It truly makes all of the hard work, neurosis, and extra hours we have put into this pattern SO worthwhile. Thank you everyone for your kind encouragement and support!!!