I am like a proud mother hen, y’all.




I can’t take much of the credit though; Elli reformatted the original digital layout for print, Lauren designed the cover, and Jessica did just about everything else required to ship these out to all the shops that wanted them: taking orders, emailing shops, sending invoices, and so on. I made Jessica put “Director of Print Operations” on her email signature. Ostentatious titles amuse me.


There are two full-sized one-sided pattern sheets, so you can either trace or GASP! cut your pieces out (I never cut into my pattern pages — see this post for an overview of my sewing process — but you do what you have to do).


The instructions are also on one big sheet (don’t they look awesome, by the way? That’s Elli, my Digitizing Queen). This was a selfish decision, really; when I sew I like to have everything out there, where I can see it, instead of having to flip through pages in a booklet. Just my personal preference. You want to know my trick? Instead of laying it out on the table where it gets in the way, I hang the whole page up on the sewing room wall with a few pieces of washi tape, like this! Handy.

washi instructions on wall

If you would like to own your very own copy of this limited-edition print pattern, click here to see a list of the shops who have it in stock:

We are also still taking wholesale orders from brick and mortar shops and webstores who are interested in carrying the pattern, so email Jessica if your shop is interested in carrying these.


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20 Responses to Washi Dress Sewing Pattern is now in print!

  1. palak says:

    Fabulous Rae! Congratulations! The graphics look gorgeous, and so does the photo on the cover. :)

  2. Jane says:

    Congratulations! How very cool!

  3. Karen says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on one. You know, since I’ve only made SEVEN washi dresses already. ~kermit arms~


  4. kristin says:

    you and your team are pretty much an international rock stars now…you’re the lady Beatles of sewing!

  5. pistol says:

    any chance you’d consider doing a tutorial on converting the pattern to maternity? it seems like it wouldn’t be that hard, yet i’m not confident enough to figure it out myself…

    (p.s. i’m a lurker who never comments but i love love love your blog and everything you sew!)

  6. Lisa says:

    Congratulations! This is great!

  7. Mie Brindle says:

    That looks amazing. Big congrats! I love that dress!

  8. Helen Crofoot says:

    Congrats! – You should be proud, it’s looks awesome!

  9. sarah says:

    Wow, big congratulations! That must be an amazing feeling. I also have to let you know that I really enjoyed your post a bit ago about how your blog/pattern success came about. It was a lovely peek into the “behind-the-scenes” of your life, and I’ve actually thought about it several times since then. Your blog often really inspires me, not just for the projects and tutorials but also for the humor and little glimpses into your life that it gives. Plus I feel a certain “Michigan what what” love too, because I live in Kalamazoo. :) Anyway, I don’t think I’ve ever commented here but just wanted to say thanks for the great blog!

  10. Erin says:

    Congrats! That’s pretty amazing…. And, I loooove my washi!

  11. beth lehman says:

    oh, rae. congratulations!!

  12. Laney says:

    It looks fantastic and the cover looks so much more appealing than the usual patterns one can buy in stores (perhaps this calls for some moonlighting as a sewing package model??) xx Congratulations.

  13. Darla says:

    I am soooooo proud of you!

  14. You are living the dream girlfriend!!! Congratulations!!!

  15. Rochelle New says:

    So awesome!!!! Congrats :)

  16. Kelly says:

    Ooooohhhh!! Congratulations Rae! It looks awesome, very eye-catching cover. You and your team did a fantastic job, I am going to have to buy one…I do prefer the printed version, especially for adult patterns :) Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  17. Alexandra says:

    OhMyGosh that is so awesome!!! i like prefer patterns like that than the online ones soooo you’ve got my sale ;)

  18. Lauren says:

    Ahhh! Looks amazing. Thank you so much for the shout out and the opportunity to work on this project with you! It was so much fun. :) Congratulations.

  19. Max says:

    Congratulations Rae!

  20. Nicci says:

    Ack!! I can’t find it anywhere- it is totally sold out!

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