Shirr, this is an adorable top.

12 07 2009

I tried my hand at shirring, and made a lovely top.  It is not her normal style, which is o.k.   She chose cupcake fabric, very birthday-like.

It is made from 2 rectangles 27″ long X 35″ wide – she wanted it long enough to wear with leggings.  The edges are rolled hemmed.  12 rows of shirring using elastic thread at 1/2″ apart.  We used 1″ straps, just in case she wanted to wear it to school.

The following tutorials were most helpful in the making of this top:

Pretty Ditty Shirring Tute

Portobello Pixie Shirring Tute

I cannot find the link, but I recall that you should cut the width of your piece about 1-1/4 to 2 times depending on how full you want the garment.  I used 2X as my amount here.




One response

12 07 2009

cute top! some middle school girls will circumvent the dress code by wearing this type of top with a little tee underneath. it’s actually a cute look.

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