W is for Washi – FO 27/2012

Following the exam fiasco and the operation-that-wasn’t, this week has been decidedly quiet.  And I’ve spent much of it doing not very much except taking a breath and relaxing.

I did however find the energy to finish the hems and binding on my first Washi top.

I love it!

I know it makes the girls look ridiculously humongous…but, what can I say, I’ve got boobs…nothing’s going to change that!

Anyway…moving on…this is a great pattern. The downloaded pattern pages match up really well, making taping them together remarkably painless.  Rae has written such clear and comprehensive instructions that you’ll have no trouble putting this together.

My only alterations were to add a bit to the length and a FBA.  I was glad of the additional length when I carried out an impromptu burn test with my iron that confirmed that this fabric is, indeed, polyester!

The fabric is from Ma’s stash.  It’s one of those that comes under the category of “what was I thinking” as this isn’t the best colour for either of us.  But it just about works and it’s a very wearable muslin.

The Husband thinks its a lovely top…I can’t imagine why.  I’m planning to make the dress version with another piece in my stash, but the next one will have the sleeves variation that Rae is teasing us with at the moment.

And then there’s the black cotton that would make a fabulous maxi…

I may have Washi fever!

The small print:

Pattern:         Washi from Made by Rae.  $16

Fabric:           Polyester print from Ma’s stash. £0

Notions:         Thread, interfacing and shirring elastic from stash. £0.

Total cost:      $16

15 Responses to W is for Washi – FO 27/2012

  1. Jane G says:

    I have the same problem as you, lol,but I love your top

  2. Andrea says:

    Very cute – love those polka dots!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      When you get closer they are swirls so very cute. I love a spotty fabric. Just not convinced about this colour!

  3. Oh yes, same issues here, but what can we do! Looks fabulous and I really liek the colour 🙂

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Celebrate! 😉
      It’s nice to have an opinion about the colour…I’m not sure but I’m wearing anyway. Super comfy top and really easy to wear.

  4. Melizza says:

    I love this pattern. Laziness (I’m not feeling taping patterns together lately) keeps me from buying it. It’s such a pretty and simple dress/tunic. I love the spotty fabric you used.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      It’s a great pattern. Thanks for the fabric love. I wore this again today and it’s a great wardrobe basic.

  5. Tone says:

    wow – you look so good! I think you look absolutely lovely!

  6. Hey this looks fab and I don’t think it makes you look humongous at all. With your lovely dark hair this colour actually is good on you too BTW…..