|Washi dress - designed by Made by Rae|
We have two teenagers in the house, Josh is 13 today! As it is such a milestone, on Thursday we took Josh, Charlie and Josh's best friend and cousin, Sam, to Rainbow's End in Auckland. It really was a fabulous day, perfect weather and so much fun. I love days out together as a family; storing up memories of new experiences, laughing with each other, just enjoying the day with none of the usual rush, no rush at all. I love recording it all with photos too and later putting them into albums.
As for my finish, I completed the Washi dress. I added two little tucks in the neckline, which you can't really see in the photo, and this made it sit snugly against me instead of gaping. Of course, if I had made a muslin first as the pattern suggested, I would have made this adjustment on the paper pattern instead of on the final dress! I guess I could see this as my 'wearable muslin' and make another one sometime with better quality fabric. This is a funny cotton, not as crisp as quilting cotton, and it sort of sticks so I prefer to wear it with a slip underneath. And I am quite tall so it is only just long enough so next time I would add a little more length. However, it will be lovely and cool to wear in summer. I have also dusted off Charlie's quilt and finished three more appliqué flowers, only two more to do! Wendy xx