Thursday, 22 December 2011

To Be Shirr, To Be Shirr


I had never had a go at shirring, and I purchased some shirring elastic some time ago with the full intention to have a go one day. Yesterday I decided to do so. I was quite surprised with how easily it worked. It was a case of hand-winding the bobbin and dropping it in. No tension adjustments or anything! The result is not bad considering it was made with no pattern.


Of course, a cute little dress requires matching bloomers, so I made a pair of these as well. I hope the recipient (and her mother) likes her gift!


  1. You are such a talented sewist Carmel I did not for a minute image you'd never shirred!! That outfit is adorable - I love a ruffley bottom!

  2. Eeep! Cutie wootie!!

    I love a bit of shirring (to be shirr). I tried it first as a kid (when it was fashionable in the 70's) before I learned to be scared of it. It really is easy, isn't it? Will we see more of it in these here parts?

  3. Luverly! It will be one lucky girl who gets that outfit!

  4. Oh the ruffled bloomers - way too cute!

  5. Adorable little outfit!!! I have only just tried shirring, too and don't know why I waited so long.

  6. Shirring IS super easy... I am just trying to think why I don't do more of it! Love the bloomers; adorable.

  7. I don't even hand roll my bobbin - just do it slow with machine.
    Gorgeous outfit. So sweet.


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