29 March 2010

Shirred dress

I didnt use a pattern since this is just a very simple dress made out of one rectangle but this is how I did it:
  1. Cut the fabric (chest measurement x 2) x (armpit to knee).
  2. Sew short sides together so you get a 'tube'.
  3. Hem top and bottom.
  4. Shirr ca 5-10 rows (depending on the look you are after and the size of the child)
  5. Attach Bias tape as straps (mine are 11 inches long)
  6. Done!
Cotton from my local fabric shop.

Next time:
Try on the dress and THEN decide where to put the straps. They are way to wide apart on this one and keeps falling off the shoulder so I'll need to move them.

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