The little infant sun top was finally rescued from Oscar's closet today for a photo shoot.
From An Igloo tutorial for a shirred sundress (the fabric is Heather Ross Mendocino Kelp Stripe Blush). I opted for a single layer instead of a double, and my straps don't tie at the top, which may be a mistake (they look a little long, no?). Anyway, this was my first attempt at shirring and I LOVE it. I was all bent out of shape while I sewed it, thinking the elastic thread wasn't gathering as much as I wanted. But then I pressed it, and presto-chango! it was perfect. Pressing is key.
I also want to try this Sweet Shirred Sundress pattern from Prudent Baby, and of course, the Summer Vacation Dress and Shortie pattern that I purchased at MADE. Now that I am not afraid of elastic thread, I have a feeling that will be an addictive pattern.
I have to admit, I made this little top about two months ago. It took me this long to post because a) I kept forgetting to take a picture, and b) I have a half-sewn pair of bloomers that I wanted to pair it with. See?
half finished blessing dress (have I mentioned I want to make a bonnet and shoes to go with it?). They'll all get done. I just have to commit.
You know what I don't have trouble committing to?