I have this weird thing about buying patterns and by weird, I mean that I don’t want to spend money. I want to be able to just draft my own patterns and have the garments magically turn out awesome. The whole thing is silly. Really silly.
So I bought a pattern. A digital, instant download of the Washi Dress by Made by Rae.
First, let me say that the pattern is awesome. I LOVE that the cutting lines for each size are a different color. The instructions are clear and it was easy to tape the whole thing together.
It went so easily that I purchased another pattern from a different designer (living on the edge I tell you!), but that pattern was a lot harder to put together. I would buy another Made by Rae pattern any day.
This dress is the best piece of clothing I’ve ever constructed. All the seams are finished nicely, inside and out. I went with the contrast facing which I really like. I love the pockets and the bias binding at the armholes.
I wore it to church today and it was comfortable to wear. It’s a definite keeper.
I’ve already got plans to make a tunic version and maxi dress version. I love that there are so many options with this pattern.
My recommendation? Buy it.