I am pretty sure every other blogger out there has already sewn a Washi tunic or dress, but I finally sewed one right before Christmas and thought I'd share it. First off the main reason I waited so long was that I was concerned about sewing a shirt. (Yes, this is my first one.) I'm not exactly small chested and I was worried about having to do a bust adjustment.
Then I saw Caila's post about her dress and thought I might be able to blend two sizes like she did. By the way when writing this I see her post goes back to last summer! Yikes where does the time go!
Okay back to the tunic, so I blended the L and XL sizes. This worked out pretty well. I think my biggest mistake was adding an inch to the bottom of the bodice to help with a larger bust, I got this idea off the washi dress flickr pool. Lets just say I won't do that again. My one other adjustment I'll make with the next one is to try taking a bit of fabric out of the front skirt. For me it is a bit full and makes me feel a bit maternityish.
The fabric is just something I liked from Hancock fabrics that was pretty inexpensive since I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. That's also why I choose a tunic, less fabric also means less expensive. :) I did though buy muslin and make up a bodice before sewing with the "good" fabric. I do really recommend this, especially if you are like me and don't have much (okay any) experience sewing for yourself.
Since it is winter I've been wearing this mostly with a black sweater. I really want to try this again as a dress, and did want to try it with long sleeves. But at the rate I'm going maybe I should just hope to make a dress in time for Easter! I loved all the traffic yesterday from the Train to Crazy and her Social Media Friends gathering. I'm excited to have some new followers! Thanks for being here!