So there have been posts floating around lately regarding shirring and creating shirred summer dresses. I have been DREAMING about these dresses ever since. I just had to take a break from the purses to give them a whirl!
Not too bad for the first swing this was my learning dress and boy did I learn a lot! First I made the straps too close together so they will go on last next time. Also I need to start the shirring closer to the top so it doesnt make such a BIG ruffle at the top. And finally I HATE making my own bias type tape but it really does finish off the dress nicely so I will just have to suck that up!
For under $2 for the fabric it is quiet a nice side project. Plus I stocked up on clearance cottons last time I was at the fabric store just for this project.
Leila has been a big time crab lately. Her nickname around the house has been Crabby Abbey. I am praying it is her teeth and that we are almost at the end but right now there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. I am trying to enjoy the clingy whinny stage but it makes for a very long day. Also due to the unhappy baby the thumb is in her mouth quiet a bit as a comfort mechanism I think.
And just when I am about to pull out all of my hair from the non-stop crying she crawls over onto my stomach and lets me capture photos like this.
Now some how I need to convince myself that I MUST sew purses and step away from the summer dresses, well, maybe I can sew one more....