I’m a little behind in posting this, but I have so thoroughly enjoyed this dress this fall, I thought I had better get it up anyway!

It all started with some delicious Robert Kaufman mammoth flannels we brought in to Spool & Spindle. Thick, yarn-dyed, brushed on both sides, and so cozy looking. The type of fabric you want to wrap yourself in. Next came a small package of Washi and Geranium dress patterns from Made by Rae. Clearly, one needed the other!

The littlest guy is still nursing, so it’s not overly practical to make an every-day sort of dress that I cannot nurse in…but I so wanted to make the Washi dress…

So with a bit of planning, and 3 buttons, I ended up with a perfectly nursing-friendly, wonderfully cozy, button-front Washi dress!

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I split the front bodice into two pieces, adding about 2″ onto the centre edge to allow for it to be folded back and form the button band (with some interfacing sandwiched in between). For better or worse I skipped the facings and finished the neck edge with single fold bias binding on the inside instead. It has held up so far, but if I were to make another button-front Washi, I may try and make the facings work as well.

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I must say, I’m really pleased with it! And nothing quite compares to this Mammoth flannel!

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