Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sewing Something Sweet

As I said in my previous post, we were invaded by lovebugs last week. It was so bad I couldn't get outside to work in the yard.

So I decided to sit at the sewing machine and make a shirred dress for my little granddaughter. I got the pattern from Whimsy Couture Boutique. She has the cutest patterns and very good instructions.

I had never shirred anything before--it took me almost 4 hours to get the hang of it-

And as you can see--
Several practice swatches--

The first one didn't really shirr at all--

I started to get the hang of it--

Finally I got the elastic thread wound correctly on the bobbin.
And my practice swatch looked like it was suppose to--

Now here is the dress--

This is the front--

 And this is the back---
It's a little blurry. But it is adorable.

I'll be mailing it off to Georgia-
I can't wait to see it on her.


  1. Megan,
    This is so very cute! I love the fabrics.

  2. That is so so worth all your practice. It's adorable. Now will you make one for my Hannah? Woo Hoo! Wednesday will be posted later today and this is a great Woo Hoo! if you'd like to join the party.

  3. Megan, Oh, how my granddaughter would love that dress! She won't wear anything but a dress. As she would say - it is a cutie-wootie! Lisa

  4. Woo Hoo! You linked and joined in the fun. I'm so glad. Lots and lots of my readers have small grands and I know they will love this tutorial. You did such a beautiful job on this dress and I'm so impressed. Thanks for being here at Woo Hoo! Wednesday.

  5. This dress is so adorable. Your granddaughter will love it. The fabric is a great choice too.
    I think I will check out the site for patterns, thanks for that! Keep up the good work and your granddaughter will be the best dressed in the neighborhood!

    Smiles and Blessings,

  6. Such a cute little dress. I wish I could sew.

  7. This is so adorable! I bet she loves it!


  8. Wow stunning...how much fabric do you use when shirring?
    im scared to try it incase its to small lol