Added May 3, 2011
This dress started with me taking a look at my supplies and notions and deciding to put the elastic thread to good use!
A few things:
- I did not want to go in straight lines and cut the elastic thread at the end of every circle. I felt like I’m chopping the thread too much and making too many operations, plus you can’t wind too much thread onto the bobbin anyways, why also cut it? So I stitched the sides of the dress and started stitching with elastic thread from top and went downwards into a spiral.
- the step length chosen seems to influence how tightly curled the fabric gets
- I tried to keep the stitches at equal distances from the previous ones – however while you stitch you also have to stretch the segment you shirred previously, so that is a bit difficult. Don’t worry though, the firmness of the elastic thread seems to balance everything if you’re a few millimeters off from the track.On the right side the surface will have small “ups and downs” which make the texture more interesting!
So that’s my first shirred dress! A technique that gives a perfect fit without any tailoring, what a relief:)) I am definitely going to shirr some more! How about you?
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