I've been loving my new Washi dress! But, let's face it, I'm going to have to put it away soon :( as fall has arrived. I'm sad to have to tuck it toward the back of my closet, but I am not sad to see the arrival of fall! Besides, it doesn't mean that I have to say goodbye to Washi all together! There's always the tunic with jeans and a sweater! Sounds like the perfect fall uniform to me!
I fell in love with this fabric the moment I saw it! The pairing of the white and orange and the washi tunic, in my opinion, is perfect for these warm early fall days.
I really love this tunic version with piping and decided to do it myself. I happened to have exactly just the right amount of navy piping sitting around (in fact it was the only piping I had in the house) . I thought I'd give it a go. I'm fairly certain this is the first time I've used piping in clothing. In fact, the navy piping was left over from Violet's easter bonnet (another Made by Rae pattern!) and I think that was the first time I used piping. Anywho...I was a bit nervous that I was going to screw it up, but I love the way it turned out. It's not perfect,
but I really like the finish that it gives the neckline and the extra color too!
I am so in love with this shirt that I started to search through my stash to see if I could immediately make another one! Boo, I usually only have one yard at the most sitting around...so, I guess I need to order some more fabric ;) to make another or two...
So, here comes a few pictures of me wearing my new favorite shirt and the oopsie part of the post...I accidentally got my hair cut exactly the same as Violet!
Yes, she did inspire me to get my hair cut, but I did not have any intentions to have my hair cut just like hers! It was supposed to be longer and more angled and yada yada yada...but then when my hair dresser was all done it was pretty much exactly the same! Oopsie! Now we have matching dresses and hair?! Yeah, that really wasn't planned! While I do love my little girl I feel quite silly that we have the same haircut! Oh well, it will grow!
I like the change...but I must admit that it will never look like it does in these pictures...this is about two hours after the haircut...yeah, it will never look this put together again!
And, one more thing...this making things for myself is awesome! But the photographing them is not! I feel completely ridiculous getting my picture taken! Ugh, I do not like it! Fortunately I have a loving goofball of a husband that makes me feel just silly enough to tolerate it for about five minutes. Tops!
Eh, so there they are a new tunic and a new do! Newness for fall!
Oh, wait, one more thing! I got stopped AGAIN out of the blue in a store by a woman who told me she liked my shirt! I was wearing my new washi tunic for the first time out and about! That's two for two for theses washis! Oh my, it does feel good to get a compliment, especially when you made it! :)
Have a great day!