Wednesday, November 05, 2008

leap!


I've been wanting to try shirring for a long time, and I don't really know what took me so long. It is so easy! I read somewhere a long time ago how to do it, and just had never tried it. I'll take some pics of the steps and do a tutorial soon, in case you've never tried it. I am always thinking of ways to make clothing that will fit many different bodies (oh, the joys of online selling), so anything with elastic that's adjustable helps me to reach that goal.
This dress style will fit about size 8 up to a size 12. Now I just need to go through and draft patterns for a small (4-6) and a large (14-16). Usually I'm lazy and wait until someone orders a different size before I go to the trouble of making other sizes. I used to be a 12, and now am about a 10, thanks to all my sickness lately.
I've had this white seersucker type fabric for about a year, and finally found the perfect project for it. It has little silver metallic threads that give it a really special quality:

2 comments:

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

i love that! that would be way fun to wear!

Zee said...

Hi there!!! You are so cute, post below..pretty woman!! You totally reminded me that I did not show myself as Wednesday Addams on my blog!! I have a terrible memory.
What a gorgeous dress, it's really cute and this mettalic thread adds an extra charm to it. Love it.
Thanks for visiting me!!!
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