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Learn how to add shirring to an easy to make summer dress to keep you looking stylish and keep you cool all summer long~
Here's what you need: -Cotton fabric (the length that you want your dress + approximately 4" for hems) -scissors -regular thread, elastic thread, wooly nylon thread -pins -sewing ...
Before you do anything you need to pull out your manual for your machine to learn how to do a rolled hem. I used my serger and added ...
Every machine does this differently so I'm not going to get into settings and plates and all that, just take a look at your machine manual and it ...
Hand wind your bobbin with your elastic thread, pulling just slightly as you wind.
Place your bobbin in your machine as usual. If you have a quilting arm, insert that now to help you to space your rows of shirring evenly.
Once you're all set up you can start sewing straight lines of stitching, 1/2" apart to create the bodice of your dress.
As you go along your fabric should start to gather itself up and look like this:
Now, if you're more voluptuous and curvy than I am, you might be able to leave the stitching as is. If you're more on the petite side, then ...
OK, now that you've not done all the things I did, and you're absolutely sure that your fabric will fit around your chest area, you can sew a ...
Last step, hem the bottom to fit your body
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