Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shirred Dress

The Laurie Dress
Lately I have sewn so many things for my kids or house that I wanted to try something different. I challenged myself to try shirring. If you haven't tried it, it's incredibly easy! The tutorial I used was found here:

I found a knit fabric, (my first, I've been missing out!...I really need to learn about types of fabric...) hemmed the top, shirred 20 lines across the top, dampened the shirred lines with water, then put a hot iron on top of it. I felt like I was doing a science project again and got so much enjoyment watching the shirring "shrink" like it was supposed to. Woohooo! I did it right!

And here is the outcome....
a sassy, swingy, comfortable summer dress
for my awesome sister, Laurie.

She deserved this one! (Lots of babysitting lately!) I was a little jealous of this project and wanted to keep it for myself, but it felt better sharing. :)
I'm going to be making myself one next.

It can be found here:
make it wear it


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