A Deceptively Easy Shirred Sundress

Added Mar 14, 2012

by Julia Morley

Pittsburgh, Penn...

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Description

So I took one of my car-less friends from medical school to Joann Fabrics this weekend – I wasn’t really planning on buying anything but then I found this. Pre-shirred fabric! I didn’t even know this existed, and I don’t usually fall for the expensive fabrics (This feels sort of like cheating – I should shirr my own fabric, right?). But I fell in love with the print, and couldn’t help myself. I don’t think I’ve actually ever worn anything in lime green before…

At the cutting counter, the woman warned me how “expensive” the fabric was – at $21.50 a yard. Sure, that’s a lot more than I usually spend on fabrics, but is it really that expensive? With my 50% off coupon A 32 inch slice of fabric cost me $9.60 and I got a dress and a skirt out of it. I watched project runway this week – where the designers were making “affordable” clothing – which apparently means things that retail for $300 to $500. My prom dress didn’t even cost $300. And watching designers complain about having to make a garment with a mere $48 worth of fabric – well, there’s a disconnect there.

Regardless, this dress is made with shirred print cotton from joann and bias bound at the top and bottom using a basic white cotton. It’s the 10th project in my 52 Weeks of Sewing adventure!

Material Notes

cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Casual
Material
Cotton

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    Mar 15, 2012, 07.54 PMby asperge11

    Really cute! And I love the colour :)

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    Mar 14, 2012, 06.28 PMby plookiss

    Very pretty for the summer :)

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