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« on: July 20, 2008 07:47:51 AM »

so this weekend i decided to finally use the floral fabric i bought last summer.  I decided it was more colourful with a yellow contrast (it kind of warmed up the other colours), so made a yellow bust panel and side pleats, and shirred the back - its the first time i've done shirring and i'm pretty pleased with it.  The back is not as wonky as it looks, i'm wearing it over another top!

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One problem - underneath the shirring, it is very 'full' - sometimes it ends up making me look hunchback!  I don't know if I should put another set of shirring lower down - i'm not sure if that would help?  any advice gratefully received!

ps - it also still needs pressing so excuse the creased look!
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008 07:57:51 AM »

Very cute!!! Did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2008 09:46:01 AM »

I love the yellow pleats on the sides.  Very cute!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008 09:52:57 AM »

Fabulous! I love that fabric Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008 11:03:08 AM »

I love this!!  Very pretty and well done!
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008 11:21:59 AM »

It's adorable.. Not sure how to address the fullness issue. Fit's always such a bugger for me. I construct something then gasp and wonder why it hangs on me like it does. Not sure if you could try doing a quick line of basting then gather it to simulate the shiring to get an idea of if it would make a better fit before going through the whole process of more shiring? my only suggestion and it doesn't really give you a fix, just possibly a cheater's way to see if your fix idea would work. looks cute as is though
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008 01:42:36 PM »

oh good idea!  maybe i'll do a gathered bit and see what it looks like... 

i didn't use a pattern, just kind of put it together - thats probably why the sides are a little wonky!  hey ho live and learn ...
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