Handmade pt. 11

I have recently seen several tutorials for a shirred summer dress made with 
elastic thread in the bobbin of your sewing machine.  
They looked so cute, I just had to try it.

What the tutorials failed to mention, however, is that if you have a 
newer machine with a drop in bobbin 
(instead of a front load bobbin), 
this is, technically speaking, and impossible project to complete.

No way was I giving up, though, and after about an hour of research and lots of wasted elastic, 
I finally figured out how to make it work! 

I had bought some grass green cotton knit to make the dress out of, 
but when I started to have the problems with the shirring,
I ended up using something I already had.

Since it was sew easy and looks sew cute and sew comfy...
I'm thinking of making matching "momma and me" dresses...
cheesy? Maybe. 
The look on Ava's face when I show her? Priceless.

2 readers took time to leave a thought:

4 Little Men and Girly Twins July 22, 2010 at 2:49 PM  

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! And oh little Ava you are so beautiful.

how can you teach me this on the phone? :(


Will and Olivia July 22, 2010 at 7:03 PM  

Absolutely beautiful! You should totally make one for yourself for lakeside...

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