Wednesday, 23 June 2010
She's having a baby...
The madness continues: shirring is infiltrating my existing wardrobe of clothes. This top (from Gap) is one of my favourites, but it's very long and baggy...do you see how strange I looked tucking random bits of it in the hope that it wouldn't appear as though I was wearing a tent as I went around Paris? Not very chic.
I could have just hemmed it a little shorter, but I put off hemming things as it's not my favourite kind of sewing...and I felt a little scared to cut this jersey top as I love the fabric. Shirring has all the answers...you don't need to cut the fabric, there's no tedious cutting and folding of hems. I simply whizzed in with two lines of shirring around the bottom and the top is the now just right for me.
So here I am at about 10am looking possibly pregnant:
At around 10.03am my machine was merrily elasticising the fabric as I looked on gleefully.
At around 10.09am I have seemingly had the baby, and am just left trying to find an angle at which my arms don't look like sausages. [Knowing how versatile shirring is I'm sure that there's something it can do for this predicament, but until I've found out what that thing is I shall persist with my nightly regime of push-ups].
Do share your own shirring adventures. I know that a few people said that they were getting straight to it after reading my tutorial earlier in the week - I'd love to know how you got on.