Added Aug 1, 2010
I’ve wanted to try making a simple machine-shirred dress for my niece Julia for a while. The kind where you put elastic thread in the bobbin of your sewing machine (just roll it up by hand, stretching it slightly) and sew parallell lines along the width of the fabric, which makes the material scrunch up and become elastic.
I finally found the time!
I winged it a bit, I began with the shirring, then cut the “sleeves” off, added binding to the edges – that extends into straps – and hemmed it. Julia had told me what length she wanted it so I followed her wish. The top of it, above the shirring, is simply zig-zagged along the edge, with tiny stitches, I wanted the edge as flexible as possible, without any bulk.
It turned out ok, I will try shirring again (it was fun), and Julia liked it, so I’m happy with it!
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