Thursday, 5 January 2012

Shirr and Shirr Alike


I'm really liking making little shirred dresses for Amelie at the moment. I love the freedom of not having to use a pattern. I made this one for her on New Year's Eve. The fabric is a cute Japanese fabric, Minny Muu from Lecien, and features French words and little houses, cars, boats, trains, flowers and birds. I've done a rolled hem at both the top and bottom edges of the dress this time, which I think works better than a regular hem.


I would love it if someone could try and translate some of the writing on the fabric, as I have no idea what it says, though there seems to be a lot of references to cafés and travel. Maybe it is just gibberish?


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! (Child, fabric and dress).

  2. Cute dress!

    The French seems to be fairly random words and phrases.
    mineral water
    it is exciting
    thank you very much
    a small piece of
    I am very happy to kiss
    dinner tonight

    So not a lot of meaning.

  3. I love shirring, so easy to make little girls items that convert from dress to maxi skirt.


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