Monday, July 12, 2010

Surely Shirring

I have been very curious about a sewing technique lately and had to try it for myself. I'd seen it blogged about here and here and saw some things the girl in Maisonette had done with it. So I purchased myself some elastic thread and the shirring began. Let me tell you, very fun and easy to do. Basically you are creating rows of gathered fabric using elastic thread on the bobbin. I'd try to explain it further but I'm sure you could find an excellent tutorial online that would make it much clearer. I decided to try a dress for Ellie using shirring all around the top. Here's the result:

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