mini-washi. I had to do it.

kcwc sew-off day 2: sew a mini-washi


How could I not make a miniature version out of the washi tape fabric, I ask you? And guess what? She loves it. Will try to get photos of it on her this afternoon when she gets home from preschool. I know it’s a little insane to make matching mother-daughter dresses, but I just had to. Can’t explain.


{If you’re new here, this is a miniaturized version of my Washi Dress} The fabric is called “Washi” (designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale), because it features washi tape, hence the name of the fabric/dress}


Meanwhile, you absolutely MUST check out Kristin’s mini “fireworks” Washi — she made the most adorable version in Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush fabric. Kristin’s mini-washi is a true purist version complete with shirring in the back, which is just lovely. The back of mine is a bit of a cheat, but no worries about getting it over Clementines huge head I guess. OH! and don’t miss Karen’s version over here, also featuring some lovely Anna Maria Horner fabric.


Also: can you spot where I accidentally cut a big hole in the bodice and then patched it up? Oops. I just replaced my rotary cutter blade and it is dangerous, downright dangerous I tell you.

UPDATE: You can see photos of this dress on the girl in this post and matching mother-daughter shots (ack. I know) right here.

27 thoughts on “mini-washi. I had to do it.

  1. You are so clever!!! I have no idea how to make patterns, would be a great skill to learn when I’m not a full time mother/midwifery student etc etc!! Time is not on my side right now
    I am taking solice in knitting & crochet instead because I can pick it up then dump it down again real quickly … πŸ™‚

  2. omigosh i totally considered making mine in washi fabric too! i have the cream washi, but hadn’t pre-washed it and didn’t have time to wait. and then i checked to see if i had enough of the charcoal washi left, but i didn’t. how funny would THAT have been?! maybe for mini washi 2… πŸ˜‰

    really love your version, though – so smart to add the neck closure for a littler gal! i’m getting a major kick out of our sew off!

    • that would have been hilarious if we had both made them with the tapes — I knew you had the grey from your clever charlotte top, so I wondered…

      DO IT!!!

  3. rae, you kill me. your projects are always so freaking adorable! i’m inspired to sit down at the machine again. i miss sewing.

  4. Unfortunately for my girls, I am not as skilled. Hence, if you ever release this for girls (up to sz 12…please) you will have at least one purchaser

  5. I love this so much. I see a Washi in Yuki’s future and maybe even in charcoal Washi fabric (but you know, I see a lot of things in my future). Oh and I’m with Kristin (on IG) – mother-daughter washi dress photo shoot could clinch the win for you this round!

  6. Omigosh are you kidding me? This is rediculously cute. Seriously, your patterns and blog are my favorite. I would pretty much buy any pattern you put out. Yours and O+S patterns are my absolute must haves. You are so talented. Keep up the good work!

  7. OMG PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come out with a Mini Washi pattern for sale! I have an online children’s boutique and I would just die to make this dress for little kiddos! :0) It’s seriously one of the cutest patterns ever. I love the other one made that was similar to the adults with the shirring in the back. If there was a way to keep the dress with a shirred back and just pull on over the head, that would be awesome….. but the buttons work too. Maybe even a cute cut out with just a little button and loop at the top would be adorable! :0)

  8. Oh I wish you had a pattern for kids!!! I would make a million of these for my girls. Love it. I would have also made matching dresses as I am like that too πŸ™‚

  9. Love it! I know what you mean about feeling compelled to make matching or coordinating outfits…there is no way to articulate but sometimes you just have to do it!

  10. OHMYGOSH!!! I love it love it love it. Will you be drawing up a pattern for those of us who are challenged and need a guide? I just had twin nieces born and would love to make them dresses!
    Also, I finally finished my very own washi and am so proud of myself. My first ever thing that wasn’t a square! YAY!

  11. I love it! Please make a pattern for children! I would definitely buy it! I tend to make clothes only for my daughter and not myself because I don’t really know how to “fit” things. I would make this a million times for my daughter!

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