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...
The look on Ava's face when I show her? Priceless.