A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 302,562
Currently Running With Scissors:
730 Guests and 16 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Pink and Blue Shirred Dress  (Read 1011 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
putu99
« on: June 09, 2009 08:38:02 PM »

Hi everyone,

I have been a silent reader of this forum for the past couple of months, and have been *very* inspired by the wonderful clothes that you've all made. I finally took the plunge and got back to sewing dresses. I used to sew for my younger sister when I was a teenager (over a decade ago!). After moving to the US in 2001 I didnt have anyone to sew for! Honestly, I still dont--but now I have several friends with young daughters, so I decided to make a dress for one of those little girls. It is her second birthday on Saturday, and I'll probably give this dress to her (since it's not totally abominable Smiley ).

Thanks for looking!



THIS ROCKS   Logged
Nymeria
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Captain of the S.S. Kill Beast Buffet
Offline Offline

Posts: 1942
Joined: 18-Mar-2005

I do not like the cone of shame.


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009 09:25:08 PM »

That is adorable!  It's sweet and vintage looking. I would totally put it on my 18-month old. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

For all things Black Library and WH 40k, check out my Examiner page!

Nerd girls of the world, unite!
thania
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009 09:26:58 PM »

this is adorable, did u do the shiring also or was it like that already? i want to learn hoe to do it, I have a little girl but the fabric that comes with that sheering part on it already is expensive.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

FABULOSITY!!!!!


my wists
http://www.wists.com/thania
PixieSkull
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Glittery Macabre
Offline Offline

Posts: 3848
Joined: 13-Oct-2004

Nat 20! Woot!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009 09:42:54 PM »

Aww, great colors and fabric. Nice job, keep it up
THIS ROCKS   Logged

~*My Etsy Shop*~
I'm a level 9 rouge, b***h!
I do personal swaps!
amalgam
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1140
Joined: 30-Jul-2008


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009 09:50:42 PM »

What a cute dress. It's very lovely. And to thania, you can make your own shirred fabric. Here's a video of how to make a shirred dress from Threadbanger: http://www.threadbanger.com/episode/THR_20080801. The hosts talk about the difference between the crosswise and lengthwise grain of fabric (which is good to know) then they start the tutorial. If you try this, make sure the bust measurement side of your pattern is parallel to the crosswise grain. Other than that, just follow the directions they give. I made a baby dress like this and it turned out great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Have an UFO(Unfinished Object) that you want to see get done? Join the Finish My UFO Swap! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433415.0#axzz31MVlWM80

http://www.wists.com/liko_2000
http://pinterest.com/liko_2000
SamJ
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009 02:35:46 AM »

The dress looks great

Im in love with shirring after watching that link, given by amalgam, last week its really easy to understand.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://knitsamknit.blogspot.com/

http://www.wists.com/SamJ

where do i get freezer paper from??? im in the UK so does it have another name??? please help me!!!!
putu99
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2009 06:00:08 AM »

Thank you!
Yes, I did the shirring--it was really easy! I did shirring in one continuous length, since there were about 14 rows of shirring (which is probably a bit much for a 24 month old--so next time I'll probably increase the width between the shirred lines).

PS: the fabric was from Walmart--and for $1.50/yard, a complete steal (I used half a yard for the dress).
THIS ROCKS   Logged
lovesclutter
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6307
Joined: 30-Jan-2009

Nothing is safe in its native form.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2009 06:50:47 AM »

I watched that video as well, and they use elastic thread. I've never seen that. Does it cause many bobbin problems. My Brother machine will not let me adjust the bobbin tension.

Putu99, I think you did a great job on this dress.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I have a split personality, because you guys crack me up.  AND The best day I ever had was TODAY!
putu99
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2009 12:18:51 PM »

@Lovesclutter: I wound the bobbin with elastic thread by hand, without pulling the thread too much. I have the most basic of Brother machines, and the shirring came out just fine with that.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Create a Partner Project Photograph
how to Take a Natural Light Portrait
How to Frame an Environmental Portrait
How to Use Soft and Hard Lines in your Images
How to Understand Subject Placement
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.