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You’re done!!! While this shirring is pretty just by itself, did you know that this is the first step in English Smocking? So conceivably, if you wanted, you could add some decorative smocking stitches in coordinating embroidery thread!! Give it a try (there are a ton of stitches here: http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/3351/smkstch.html)!!

The variations of using shirring on jersey are endless. Not only is it great for neckline details and controlling extra fullness, but why not use it along the waistline, or sleeve heads, or even as pretty cuffs?!

I hope this explains everything well enough; please feel free to comment if you’ve got a question!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 06.36 PMby asperge11

    WOULD THIS BE OK USED ROUND THE BUST OF A DRESS ? OR WOULD IT BREAK ?

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    Dec 31, 2009, 02.55 AMby rushig

    Thanks Wellesley. It’s a very good tutorial. What is we did this using elastic thread?

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    Sep 13, 2009, 07.27 AMby sineuve

    This is easy enough! Only the result is not elastic anymore, is it?

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