Friday, July 8, 2011

Shirred Dress

I wanted a long maxi dress and I wanted to learn how to do shirring. So I made one....that was way too small. So small I cut off the top shirred part and made a shirt that fits Renata ( third photo). Then I made on for me that fits . I used fabric I got for free at a yard sale and didn't use a pattern. It was fun to try it without a pattern and it made patterns make more sense to me. Shirring is really pretty simple. You just put elastic thread in the bobbin and use regular thread on top and make rows of gathers.Viola!


Anonymous said...

I love your dress!!!!!


Kimberly said...

Thanks Amie. It looks super cute with my bright red cardigan.

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