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pink-punk
« on: April 26, 2010 06:49:03 AM »

hi everyone
ive been lurking about here for awhile now and thought it was about time i posted something lol (a question counts rite?)
soo here i go  Huh
im making a summer dress with a rather fitted bodice, but i want the back to be shirred (1st time shirrer) so i dont have to have a zip and also so that it fits nice and snug (and comfy).
i have made the whole of the font of the bodice and the sides but now i dont know how to do the back?
i have read a few shirring tutorials (for full dresses) and they all say to do double the chest measurement, does this x2 measurement apply if your only doing a back panel? or do u need less material?

lol i thought it would be best to ask before i go chopping the last of my material Cheesy
thanks in advance for the help
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RebeccaRuthless
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010 11:03:22 AM »

You would double the length of the back piece. Most shirred dresses go all the way around the bust, and you double it so it gets that scrunchy, stretching fit. So really, you just double what you need and proceed as normal.
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pink-punk
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010 12:10:09 PM »

thanks soo much for your advice Smiley
lol i can finally cut out my fabric and get this dress finished Cheesy
btw does it matter if i use grey elastic thread on black or should i buy some black thread?
sorry for the extra question but thanks for the reply
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