ANYWAY I used the amazing Washi Dress pattern with almost no modifications. Knitter Jillian can’t complete a project without modifications and this was no exception.
I was a good girl and after making a muslin it was apparent that the bust dart was waaaaaay too high for my body. This is an issue I have encountered with bras and basically every commercially made top or dress I own, so unsurprisingly this pattern was no exception. For reference, I am 5’8″ (1.70m), I modified the pattern by adding 0.5″ length to the bodice shoulders which helped, but that wasn’t quite enough to offset the dress dart/my boobs discrepancy. I think the dress looks well, but I do find myself tugging it into place rather frequently 😐 It’s not enough of an issue to recut and replace the bodice front, though.
Overall: For this seasoned knitter/beginner sewer, the Washi was a fun and rewarding project. I wear the dress as frequently as laundry allows, and I modified the bust dart issues very easily in its next iteration. Stay tuned!
Pattern: Washi Dress by Rae Hoekstra
Modifications: Lengthened shoulders by 0,5″; cut size xl for length
Next time: lower bust dart by 1″; make in every fabric, evarrrrr