a shirr thing

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Oh my gawd, I made something else! I know, it is hard to believe. I have been wanting to make this sundress by Heather Ross for a couple years, and I finally got around to it. The pattern is free (!), easy (!), and gives you the opportunity to try shirring by machine.
I used some fabric from my stash and shirred away. The technique is really pretty simple, though I think I might need to make my stitch length longer in the future. I kind of want to shirr everything now, which might be dangerous. Anyway, I cut out the dress pattern in small, but it looked pretty darn small, so I added about an inch and probably would not have suffered had I added even more. So, beware of sizing if you make this dress. It’s a fun dress, but I have to confess that the shirred section is too itchy to go without an undergarment, and I am not accustomed to such a snug fit. I guess a baggy shirred bodice would look kind of silly, though, wouldn’t it?

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16 Responses to a shirr thing

  1. Carolyn says:

    It looks super cute and fits “right” instead of your usual “baggy”!!

  2. suzy says:

    It looks great! I have bought fabric and elastic thread for this project, but can’t get the pattern to print out. Did you do it at home, or head to Kinkos?

  3. MicheleLB says:

    It’s really cute! Now if only the weather would cooperate so you can actually wear it…

  4. Melissa says:

    That turned out very cute. It looks good on you!

  5. Lydia says:

    Very nice, and I like the fabric, too. It does look a tad snug, though, so I can imagine it would be scratchy.

  6. sally says:

    Oh my, I LOVE this dress!!

  7. sally says:

    I love, I love!!

  8. Jennifer says:

    Really adorable. Now methinks you need to knit something to go with it. You know… just because we like to see your knitting too.

  9. I turned out awesome! You look so cute in it.

  10. cara says:

    Adorable! I want to make one too. I am not sure it would look so cute on me, but sure is cute on you.

  11. Seanna Lea says:

    That’s really super duper cute! I have a fairly sizeable fabric stash. I wonder if I have enough to make this (and it looks with the exception of the shirring relatively quick).

  12. Nicole says:

    I love it! It looks super cute.

  13. sil says:

    That is super cute! I want you start shirring everything too so I can see what you come up with. It would be cute to have some shirring on those loose summer tops that are everywhere.

  14. Cher says:

    Cute! I was just at Nordstrom Rack and they are totally pimping the sundress now. You are so trendy! ;-D

  15. Taradactyl says:

    So funny that you and SouleMama were blogging about the same thing. Check out the way hers transformed to a kids dress.

  16. Taradactyl says:

    So funny that you and SouleMama were blogging about the same thing. Check out the way hers transformed to a kids dress.

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