Thursday, July 22, 2010
Well, the shirring movement has grabbed me. This week I made 3 shirred skirts. The first one was a no go. It ended up too big. Sigh. But, luckily I am seeing my pregnant sister this weekend and we think it will be great for her (if not now, in a few months when she gets to the end of the pregnancy). So, happiness to that. Then I made some adjustments and moved on to this cutie. I am happy about it. In fact, as I type this I am wearing it and feeling oh so comfortable.
Last night I fished around my fabric stash and ended up deciding upon a plain white one and made one more. You see, I am having a fun filled weekend celebrating my brother coming back from serving a mission for our church for two years. That means lots of family around (happy day!) and lounging in some fun skirts sounded good to me.
I used a pattern word of mouth from my sister. I ended up doing it slightly different and figured out what worked best with my machine. But, there are some fun tutorials out there teaching you how to shirr. So, here are a few:
How to shirr by Everyday Celebrations
Shirring Tutorial by Pretty Ditty
Shirring: A Tutorial by Ruffles and Stuff
Have fun! Maybe you will become as addicted as I have.