On the Twelfth Day of Christmas [NOW CLOSED]

This giveaway is now closed. This is our last 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, thanks to everyone for participating!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… twelve ugly sweaters, twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords-a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids-a-milking, seven swans-a-swimming, six geese-a-laying, five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!

…and Rae gave to me…wait! what! Did you see how I snuck in an extra twelve up there? Well that was what we call foreshadowing, because today there will be TWO winners! Your odds are twice as good today chez Made By Rae because…

…on the twelfth day of Christmas, Rae gave to me a Washi Dress Sewing Pattern!

Washi Sewing Pattern

There will be two winners today:

  • one winner will receive a PDF version of the pattern by email
  • one winner will receive the newly-minted print version of the pattern by good old snail mail.


This patten is so versatile: it adapts well to tunic-length or maxi-length, it looks great with longer sleeves, and if you pair it with tights and boots and layer with a cardigan, it’s an all-seasons dress!


Above: 1. Washi Tunic, 2. Washi with Waist Tie, 3. With Green Cardi, 4. With White Cardi


Above Top, Left to Right: 1. Denim Washi, 2. Washi Dress in Dear Stella Gilt Trip, 3. Washi Dress; Bottom, Left to Right: 4. Blue Washi Tunic, 5. Upcycled Washi Dress, 6. nani IRO Washi

All photos in the collections above were taken from the Washi Dress Photo Pool on Flickr, where you will see how hard it was to decide which lovely renditions to feature in the post.

Twelve Days of Christmas

Leave one comment on this post before 9 pm EST tonight for your chance to win this sewing pattern. The winners will be contacted via email, and will receive either a PDF *or* print copy of the Washi Dress Sewing Pattern. Both winners will be randomly selected; we will assign each prize to each winner (so be OK with either prize before you enter, m’kay?). Void where prohibited by law.

Well, folks, it’s been fun!  We’ll post a list of our winners sometime next week. Thanks for helping me extend the festivities this year with these giveaways!!

575 thoughts on “On the Twelfth Day of Christmas [NOW CLOSED]

  1. As Always – your tutorials and blog is the first Sewing/Quilting site I visit……..every time you post! Happy New Year to you, E & C & your dh!
    Carol in China – Livonia, Michigan, too!

  2. Ahh, the one I’ve been eyeing off for ages. Love this pattern Rae, it’s got so many options in the one pattern, and super versatile.

  3. i just bought and sewed the geranium dress for my daughter and LOVE it. Now I want a washi for myself :) jenny

  4. This pattern is so gorgeous! and I love that you made a print version of it. Have a Happy New Year and thank you for this giveaway!

  5. Would love to win this! I have been looking at this pattern for a while and wondering if I should make it.

  6. Fingers crossed! I can’t believe how adorable this dress/tunic is and I really really want to make it! Thanks for the wonderful giveaways!

  7. Love this dress. It would be great for my “tween” daughter who is very tall! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. I do think this would be the most perfect work outfit! Fingers crossed lady luck be with me today!

  9. I missed yesterday’s giveaway by 12 minutes (we were travelling all day), so I’m definitely entering today! This was the pattern I was most hoping to see! Thanks for all the giveaways!

  10. This is such a lovely pattern! Making a washi dress for myself has been my to do list for quite a while, so winning the pattern would be perfect! Thanks a lot for the generous giveaway!

  11. I would love to make your Washi dress my first, sewn by me, non-pajama bottom, item of clothing. I’m ready to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your work!

  12. Whoopee – I can’t tell you how much I’d love to give this one a try. I;ve been inspired for a while by these great versions and have the pattern in my Pinterest wishlist – but a strict curb on funds don’t allow a purchase right now. So a win would give me the best start for the year. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway.
    If I was the lucky winner – I am overseas so the digital version would be best for me.

  13. i waited for this one! love it rae and would love to win! (and the patchworky one? genious!!)

  14. Love this pattern! So many possibilities making it into a tunic, dress or top! Thanks for the great giveaway these past twelve days! :)

  15. Thanks for the great giveaways this week! I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed for a washi dress giveaway since you first mentioned the twelve days of giveaways. Thanks again!

  16. I would so love to win a washi! This dress looks so flattering, I am sure it would be so forgiving of my postpartum shape 😉

    Thanks, Rae, and happy new year!!

  17. This pattern is on my wish list and Santa did not bring it to me. Hope I win. Thanks for the generous giveaways.

  18. I would love this one and as I’m overseas i’d take the pdf as it would be easier. I hope I win as it would give me a reason to sew something for myself :)

  19. Just cause I haven’t bought this pattern yet doesn’t mean I’m not head over heels for it :) thanks for the fun giveaway, and now ( since tomorrow is epiphany) or the twelfth night after Christmas: King Cakes!!!!

  20. When I was at Quilt Market, I was standing at a booth and saw a gal wearing a tunic Washi. I recognized it instantly. She couldn’t say enough about how excellent the pattern is….

  21. This 12 days of give a ways is so fun! Thanks! It’s so fun to try to win at these sorts of things. Who knows, maybe I’ll actually win.

  22. I’ve yet to see a project from this pattern that doesn’t look good. Can’t wait to make one up myself!

  23. Ooh, yay!!! I’ve been on the fence about this dress, not sure if I’d wear one, but seeing it in all these different fabrics I know I would!!! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Oooooooooo so exciting! I have been drooling over this pattern for a wh but didn’t know if I should try something this advanced…if I get it I will just jump in and try and try! Thanks

  25. This is my most favorite of all your patterns! I was hoping this would be in the giveaways! Love, love, love it!

  26. I do need this pattern! Seems like everyone in the Ann Arbor MQG has made one except for me! And they all look so awesome in their washies (what is the plural of washi?)!

  27. the one I’ve been waiting for!!! love this pattern and it would be the perfect project to break in my new machine 😉

  28. I absolutely LOVE this pattern. I have been drooling over it for a while now. Thanks so much for this great giveaway.

  29. I’m not a dress person. I haven’t worn a dress in over 15 years and that was only because my brother and my best friend both had me in their wedding party and I had no choice. This pattern tempts me! I would love to try it out and maybe let my husband see me in a dress for the first time ever (I didn’t even wear a dress on my wedding!).

  30. I’ve been waiting for his one :) I would love to use the new AMH rayon with this pattern. Thank you for the chance to win :)

  31. This is the giveaway I’ve been waiting for! I love love love this pattern and have been drooling over it. Unfortunately our budget doesn’t allow me to purchase it yet. So here’s to hoping I win so I can make a ton of these!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. I would love to attempt to make this one into a maternity dress…no more regular clothes for me for a while!

  33. You really saved the best for last! Thank you so much for this whole giveaway. Seeing all the different interpretations of all your patterns was so much fun!

  34. Ooooo I’d love to win the paper version! The washi dress is one of my favorite things to sew and gave me so much sew-for-me confidence. Thanks for all these giveaways, Rae!

  35. I have to have this pattern! I promise I will buy it if I don’t win, but how fun would it be to win!!! Thanks for the chance!

  36. Well, I’m not really a dress person but I have to say this one has been tempting me. I’d love to win it and give it a try.
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

  37. I’ve been waiting for this gracious give away. I want to make mother daughter dresses for my DIL & granddaughter using your patterns. Sweet!

  38. I’ve been eyeing this for a long time but decided to start with the geranium dress for my daughter – I’m still learning a lot when it comes to sewing. I would love to win this!

  39. I would love to make one of these for my post pregnancy body this summer….or maybe even a maternity version!

  40. It is amazing all of the creative ways that this pattern has been used. Way to go for making such an inspiring and useful pattern.

  41. I just bought the gerranium pattern, and now I am jealous of the cuteness! I want one for myself! Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. It could be me that wins right? Someone has to! Fingers well crossed. Thank you for such a fantastic run of giveaways x

  43. After having a baby and losing more weight than I gained, I am suddenly in need of a whole new wardrobe. I believe this would do just nicely!

  44. After making several new pairs of pants for my 2 boys, would love to make something for me! Love your blog and patterns!

  45. Can I just say I am so excited you are offering printed patterns?
    This dress is awesome! Thanks for sharing all this fun goodness.

  46. This is one of the only patterns for something for myself that I’ve been wanting. I sure hope I win :)

  47. The truth is that I will probably buy it if I don’t win, but wouldn’t it be so much more exciting to WIN it? Thanks for the chance Rae!

  48. I never sew for myself because I’m hesitant to try to fit the pattern to me. This seems like a wonderful pattern to try for my first “me” garment. I would love to win!

  49. Again Rae, thank you for a chance to get one of your great patterns! I have some of your patterns for kids, but nothing for adults. The Washi dress would be fun to sew!

  50. Would love to have a nice pattern to sew for me! Thanks for a lovely give-away. Best wishes for 2013!

  51. It would be lovely to make something for myself for a change! Thanks for the giveaways and happy holidays!

  52. I was at Heather Ross’ sewing weekend this fall and someone in the class made a muslin out of this pattern. I thgouht it was lovely. I check your website pretty frequently and hope that you will make more adult size patterns.


  53. I guessed the Washi dress pattern would be the last one in your 12 days of Xmas giveaway. :) How fun!! I’d love to add this one to my Made by Rae pattern collection! Thanks for the giveaways!

  54. This has been SUCH a fun week! Thank you! I’m reeeeally hoping to win this one! Had my eye on it for a long time!!!

  55. I sew lots for my kids and friends but I haven’t sewn anything for myself since my prom dress, and that was 20 years ago! I would love to sew for myself again and this pattern would be perfect.

  56. I love the look of this pattern of yours, I hope I win! Thank you for all of the giveaways, there will be lots of happy people with your patterns.

  57. Such a generous and wonderful way to continue the giving! Your pattern is definitely on my to buy list if I don’t win.

  58. One of my 2013 sewing goals is to sew a garment for myself. A Washi dress or top would be perfect!

  59. Oooooooo love this dress! Want to make one for my little girl too – just wish I had the skills but hoping to give it a go! Happy New Year! Xx

  60. Omg, this would be such an amazing prize! I’m already dreaming up all the lovely things I could make!

  61. I didn’t have a chance to enter the geranium dress for my daughter but I certainly hope to win this one for me!

  62. The pattern and the idea of adjusting it to fit me perfectly is intimidating as all get-out, but I reeeeeeally want to try it so I actually have an article of clothing that fits me well and looks great!

  63. I have NEVER sewn any clothing for myself , I make 100’s of kids clothes , homeware etc , so this would be a real challenge for me ! xx

  64. O-K! That’s the one I was waiting for!!!
    If I don’t win, I’m getting it anyway…
    (guess I should not say that, hope I did’nt jinx it)

  65. I bought your Geranium dress pattern for my daughter and I’d love a Washi for me now! Thanks for the chance!

  66. I loved this so much I already bought a copy, but now a friend of mine has been pinning versions of the dress and I would love to send her a copy. Thanks for sharing your talents with us in so many ways, Rae!

  67. Just found you today via craftinessisnotoptional!

    Can’t wait to order some patterns for my five little princesses!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a great pattern for me!

  68. I have been watching the evolution of the washi dress since you first posted about it. I would love to win a pattern or I will be purchasing one soon!!

  69. I would be thrilled to win this pattern. I have admired it for a long while and would be so happy to try it out! : )

  70. People have made such neat version of the dress. I’d enjoy having a copy to make for myself. Thanks for the giveaway.

  71. I’ve been wanting to sew for myself and I think the would be the perfect starting pattern. Plus it is really, really cute.

  72. Would love to sew this, just need to get this baby out and the weight off!, thanks for the giveaways.

  73. I have seen so many beautiful versions of this pattern and would love to have the chance to make it for myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. I love this pattern and I’m at the begining of my pregancy – this dress would be perfect for my belly! :)

  75. Geez. I knew this was a rockin’ pattern based on the versions that I’ve seen online, but that group of photos you posted today make me want to make a Washi like never before. They all rock my socks.

  76. OMG, please, please, please let me win this one, it looks such a fantastic pattern. What a woman you are Rae, can’t wait to see what you come up with for 2013. All the best to you.

  77. Oh I love that pattern as either a dress or top. Would love to be able to whip that up at the first thought of Spring. Please enter me in your contest!!!

  78. I would love this! I’m going back to work soon after 8 years as a stay at home mom and this would be perfect.

  79. really really want to make this. especially since you have the tutorial on making the bust adjustments. a skill i really need to learn.

  80. I should really make another attempt at sewing for myself rather than my daughter — this would give me an excuse!

  81. FINALLY! I can get in on one of these! That 9am EST deadline is awful early when you live out west and work all day! Thanks for the chance Rae!

  82. Love the Washi! Thanks again for the string of giveaways…so kind of you and a great way to perk up the second half of holidays!

  83. I love this pattern. I have been trying to justify buying it even though I have zero time to sew right now, it is so pretty though!

  84. I am dying to sew a washi, really really bad, must.get.it.out.of.system! You are a cutie giving away such a great prize!

  85. I have been drooling over this pattern for such a long time! If I don’t win it in the giveaway, I will definitely be purchasing it this spring! :)

  86. Ah so excited for this giveaway. I’ve been eyeing this pattern for a while! Time to make something for me.

  87. I love the Washi dress. It and the mini version (geranium) are my favorites of your patterns. Thanks for the opportunity!

  88. I have drooled over this pattern for awhile. I’m still nervous about fitting myself, but I’d love to try it out. Thanks!!!

  89. I have the pattern (love it) but would love to have a copy to give to a friend of mine who is also a seamstress. thanks Rae!

  90. Ok, even if I don’t win, I’m pretty sure I’ll be purchasing this pattern anyway. Its just that good!

  91. Add my name to the hundreds of women who let out a cheer when you posted this giveaway! I’m so excited for this chance to win the lovely washi dress pattern. Thanks!

  92. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I would love to win this one. I never seem to make enough things for myself.

  93. This will go a long way to sewing for me in 2013! Normally I sew gifts and things for everyone else, out of love… But the love is never applied to thyself… So Im ‘Sewing Me into 2013′. And I love the pattern and the fabric!

  94. I’ve had my eye on this pattern for awhile. I would love to try sewing clothes again and think this would be a perfect way to start.

  95. This may be the only one of your patterns I don’t already have. Time to sew a little something for myself :)

  96. Love this pattern. I have been wanting to sew something for myself to wear but have been too nervous to try it. This might be the one I finally make.

  97. I can’t wait to try this dress! I just made a geranium dress for my six month old and it is the cutest thing of all times…

  98. I’ve been eyeing up this beautiful pattern and enjoy seeing all the lovely outcomes from it in the flickr pool. On my wish list for this year. Thanks so much for the giveaways, you are one awesome lady – all these fantastic patterns that you have created – so talented!! Happy New Year to you and your family!!

  99. It would be awesome to win this. Thank you for your generosity in giving away all these prizes during the 12 days of Christmas.

  100. Love, love this pattern. It looks great on everyone and would be really fun to try myself as a first time pattern user. Thanks for your generosity.

  101. I’ve never made much beyond pajama bottoms for myself — would love for your Washi dreas to be my next step!!

  102. I was like “hey, that’s me!” :) good luck to all, and thanks for all the wonderful giveaways, Rae! Your patterns rock! (Is it still acceptable to say things “rock”? Or was it ever for that matter?

  103. Oh, please still count my entry! I’ve wanted to try this pattern…especially since I’ve lost weight and need new things for my wardrobe. :)

  104. Eek. I’m not sure if i’m too late or not. But entering because my 2013 is to sew more clothing – and i’m in love with this pattern! Fingers crossed!

  105. I’m probably too late but I’d love this pattern! Unfortunately, I’m a college art major so much of my money can’t be spent on sewing patterns. I hope I’m not too late!

  106. Oh I love this dress and have been dreaming about making it for myself. Maybe now is the time!!

  107. I hope still open this giveaway, kids sick no much time to use the computer.
    But thank you for this fantastic 12 days.

  108. I have no clue if this is still open, but if it is – the dress is awesome and i would love to win the pattern!

  109. please, please, please, please, please,pl ease!!! Oh how I want to give this one a try, its on my list for this year. Thanks

  110. Finally, the one give a way I am in time to enter. And the only pattern I truly need – because all others I have purchased already :-)

  111. I hope I’m not too late! I would love to have this pattern. I hope I can enter the give away, I’m from Belgium…

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