Sewing Tutorial - Shirring8:55 AM
|Shirred Top Dress|
|Elastic thread ($2.49 at the fabric store)|
|Hand wind your bobbin|
|Load as usual|
Hem the top of the panel to be shirred (with regular thread). Using the elastic thread bobbin, begin sewing shirred lines.
|Be patient and keep sewing|
|It takes a few rows before it looks right|
A few lines in it begins to look ok. Keep sewing.
|Fully shirred panel|
Before you know it you have an entire shirred panel! But wait - you're not done yet!!!
You'll need to wet the panel so that it can contract.
|Wet the shirred panel|
I wet the panel in the sink and allowed it to drip dry. (Use could also toss it in the dryer). While the panel dried, I made and hemmed simple skirt. I also added a few bright pink embellishments to the skirt.
One the top dried, I sewed it to a matching skirt.
Most of the time you see narrowly shirred garments.
|Narrowly Shirred Top|
Please know that you can also make a wider shirred garment.
|Wide Shirr top on a Maxi|