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Topic: Shirred puff-sleeved blouse recon from oversized t-shirt  (Read 14394 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2008 11:50:39 AM »

I didn't realize shirring could be so cute. I think I'll have to learn now, along with the twenty other people inspired by this.  Grin
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2008 12:41:31 PM »

so freaking pretty
i love it!
that's so cool, how that huge t shirt turned into that perty shirt Cheesy

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2008 01:38:08 PM »

SO Cute!  So, are you going to tell us how you either a) learned to shir fabric, or b) where you learned it, or even better c) how to shir fabric? 

BTW, your nightie recon is great too!

I'm w/ the others ~ I'm sure your brother won't mind ~ but even if he did, I doubt he will recognize the shirt!
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2008 02:26:17 PM »

I SO love this shirt!!  This is like the most perfect before and after shot, its just fantastic!  Wonder if your bro would recognize the shirt now  Cheesy

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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2008 03:06:20 PM »

Oh wow, thanks for all the compliments/comments! It makes me so happy to think that my little project could inspire so many of you to want to start shirring!

there are multiple shirring tutorials on craftster.  I used this one, created by mickncrispy: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49544.0
The only thing I would add to the tutorial is to make sure that when you start the shirring row, start at the very edge of the material, and end the row as close to the edge as possible.  (in other words, start and end the shirring row inside the seam allowances of your garment)  This way, you don't have to secure the ends of the elastic and you can just stitch over them as you put your garment together. 
Happy shirring!
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2008 06:32:25 PM »

I cannot even begin to comprehend how you turned that ginormous t-shirt into that adorable shirt. Kudos!
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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2008 07:14:48 PM »

I love it! What a great idea. If your brother does recognize the shirt I hope he doesn't get too mad.

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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2008 08:17:48 PM »

i forgot to do this before, but i'm doing it now:

---> this rocks!!!!!

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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2008 06:38:36 AM »

omg that's so cute! is shirring hard? i love the way it looks but i'm terrified of it.

« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2008 07:37:40 AM »

threehang - don't be scared of shirring! i was too and had the elastic for months, but when i finally tried it recently.. it's sooo easy and amazing! everything i've made in the past week or so has had shirring. it's the easiest way to make things fit Smiley follow the link she just posted, it's the one i learned from. it's seriously as easy as sewing a (kinda) straight line!

i love love love love this shirt!! i'm totally going to try and make one similar, if you don't mind Wink

i think someone else asked already, but did you take it in first or just let the shirring do the shaping for you? i'm never sure how much the shirring will pull in..

oh ya, this rocks! it's such a beautiful recon! Cheesy

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