Velvet Washi

Velvet Washi dress

This is my third Washi dress, this years holiday dress in festive deep blue velvet. I wanted short poofy sleeves, and therefore I added some extra , the result was an extreme 80’s sleeve, not quite the way I intended, so I disassembled it and went for the original sleeves instead, that resulted in just the about of poofines that I wanted. This is what happens when you don’t make a muslin before trying something new, luckily the fabric made it through just fine. The only modification is like the last one a 2 cm lengthening of the bodice above the bust dart and a shorter sleeve. I did not line it and used a piece of the flowery fabric from the last one for the elastic casing, and a piece of blue linen from our new curtain for the underside of the collar.

I used about 2.3 m of 110 cm wide 100% cotton velvet, the Washi dress pattern and the Washi expansion pack (variation B sleeves and version C collar). 

Velvet Washi dress

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It is so comfy and beautiful that I want to wear it everyday, but sense velvet is a bit delicate I’m saving it for festive occasions and bad days, that is nothing that fixes a bad day as a dress like this.

 

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4 thoughts on “Velvet Washi

    1. docksjo Post author

      Thank you, I love velvet, Gertie recently wrote a post about how tricky Velvet is to work with but I don’t agree, I have made several things with this cotton Velvet Washed and Ironed (not the back side) and it just stunning and not at all that difficult. Go for it.

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