Sunday, October 24, 2010

A bit of a shir never hurt anyone.

Some Sunday sewing happened at my place today. Along with a million visitors and crazy children who decided it was warm enough for a swim in the channel.
This is what got produced:
Here's a close up of the 'skirt' fabric.

And this one:
The red is 'Hello Kitty' fabric, that, along with the 'Love is' fabric was a good find in an op shop.

They are both going to pretty 'cheery' girls, so I hope they like them. I really like this patten. It's called 'Claire' by Sandi Henderson and I have made it repeatedly. This style is a tunic top which sadly isn't big enough for my girl anymore (despite her modelling it for me)- I could alter it abit but I think she is ready for a different style! It could be a great dress which becomes a top, because the shirring is so stretchy and would fit say, a 3 year old as a dress and a 7 year old as a top, I reckon.
I love shirring. My favourite bit is at the end, after I have sewn the rows of elastic in, when I steam it to death and it all shrivels up and becomes beautifully elastic-y.
Isn't sewing great?


  1. I bet shirring is just like zips. And buttonholes. All bark, no bite. A whole lot of bluster because it looks so swish, but actually, when it comes down to it, it's easy peasy lemon squeezy(?) Purely wishful thinking?

  2. That fabric combination is adorable.

    Shirring and boys don't seem to click. I think I'll just make them one-size-fits-all mumus for the rest of their childhood...


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