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Topic: How do I copy this dress back?  (Read 1776 times)
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chaoticpassion
« on: July 25, 2010 09:32:00 AM »

My favorite dress is nearing it's final days (I've fixed it a few times but the linen is worn from so many washes). I'd really like to take it apart and make a copy of it, but I'm stumped as to how the back is created.  Huh I love that it's fitted but slides over my chest without zippers/buttons, due to this stretch area in the small of the back.



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How do I do this? I'd consider myself a novice at sewing so the simpler the terminology, the better.
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Inna
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010 11:17:04 AM »

it's shirred - there are tonnes of tutorials for it on the innernet
here's the ones just on craftster
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=search2
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chaoticpassion
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010 02:23:12 PM »

Shirred! Thank you! The keyword alone helps immensely, I can't search for something if I don't know what it's called. LOL you don't know how much this helps...
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SarahBlais
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010 09:42:28 PM »

To do the shirring, you use elastic thread in your bobbin and regular thread up top - here's a link to a tutorial on making a shirred elastic waist skirt that might help... http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=8198
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bethymay
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010 06:26:48 AM »

it is shirred. it is one of the funnest, easiest, and most forgiving technique I have learned sense I started to sew. find a good tut and have a great time.
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