Well, I can see I’ve found a new fun sewing goody, shirring!! I’ve done smocking before, but just by gathering rows of fabric. Shirring uses elastic to smock and give the fabric some stretch.
So today I made Grace an adorable romper from the girls at Create Kids Couture . They have the best patterns, I love them! I used their pattern to make her dresses but wanted to find a little romper, and this was perfect. I made her a 2T, so it is big on her but at least she has room to grow now. I has no idea how to “shir” but they provided excellent directions and after watching a few YouTube videos I have it a shot! Worked perfectly! And majorly fun! I’m gonna be a “shirring” machine now…what can I “shir” next? Lol!
I’m sure you noticed the same fabric again, but I just love it!! It’s Amy Butler’s lotus line. And I still have enough left to make my bag!! Hehe!!
Here is Miss Grace, in her cowgirl hat. She insisted on wearing it…while repeatedly shouting yee haw!! 😀