GIVEAWAY CLOSED - SALLY & CHERIE, YOU’RE MY WINNERS!
I made a Washi.
I’m not going to post a bunch of photos because my U is crooked by a 1/4 inch and I’m a little self-conscious about that. However, this is my very first garment for a grown-up, ever, so I’m going to say who cares and post it, and wear it, because I’m proud that I finished it! The shirring was a little tricky to learn at first. I have a vintage Kenmore with a drop-in bobbin. Winding the elastic thread loosely did not work for me. What worked: using the appropriate size needle (80) and tightly wound elastic thread. This is no pattern review, but I can say that the most difficult part of this was cutting the thing out and taping it together. Sewing it together was pretty easy. With experience, I would have made sure the U was more symmetrical and would have matched my bodice to the skirt paying careful attention to where the centers line up first, not the seams. It’s a medium and I think I’m going to go large next time because the skirts ends right at the bottom of my bra and it’d be nice to have that lowered an inch. But, now I know. There’s a learning curve, so again, I’m not beating myself up and I hope you won’t either! :) The print is by Lizzy House from Hello Pilgrim.