Shirred Strapless Summer Dress

Added Aug 24, 2010

by lbeveryday

Long Beach, Cali...

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Description

This is my first sewing project that I can probably wear out in public…lol. This summer dress took about a day and a half with long breaks in between. Based on the errors that I committed, I would recommend the following: (1) If you have bigger hips, use hip measurement for your pattern instead of your bust measurement; (2) If you have the bigger chest, use more spacing between the rows you will shirr. (I hope this makes sense.); (3) I added elastic underneath my bust line to secure the shirred dress.
I was having a difficult time with the elastic thread and tension, so I will be buying a separate bobbin case strictly to hold elastic thread.

Material Notes

Cherry on Black fabric
Elastic Thread
Elastic for Waistband
Black Thread

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    Sep 23, 2010, 04.07 PMby littlelaza

    Thanks for the tip on shirring. I love buying those dresses, so I can’t wait to start making them!

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