Thankfully I had muslin on-hand. I had never made a muslin before but I am so glad I did. The directions are well written and extremely helpful. Rae even included FAQs and tips along with the pattern. I ended up perusing her links on the Washi Page of her blog to see the variations she offers free tutorials for.
I made the basic Washi. I didn’t want to go too crazy with my first one and figured a tank top would be better for cardigans in the fall and winter. And since it's already hitting the 90sF here, no sleeves is a GREAT option. I shirred the back (my first time ever) and added the pockets. Next time I think I would like to try one of her variations. I especially like the long sleeved option as seen here.
Next time I will need to try a bust adjustment. Since I've never made tops for myself (okay, I've made a few loosely fitting knit numbers, but they don't count) I naturally feel a little overwhelmed by bust adjustments. Instead I made the dress with the bust size, which meant I made an XL. It fit amazing in the top, but the waist was big. I will make some changes to future iterations of this dress. Overall, it's a great, comfortable dress and I cannot wait to make more!
And because I have it, here's me wearing it to church on Easter one more time.