Chic Shirred Top Tutorial

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Chic Shirred Top Tutorial
Chic Shirred Top Tutorial
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Shirring, or the technique that allows you to use elastic thread to make fabric expandable, may seem like a daunting process, but fear no more! This Chic Shirred Top Tutorial will show you step-by-step how to sew with shirring elastic on a sewing machine so that you have professional designs at your fingertips. The top in the tutorial is sweet as can be, too. Cinched at the bust and waist, loose at the hips, and fastened with two bow-tied straps, this shirred top pattern is both gorgeous and flattering. Follow this simple tutorial, and make sewing with shirring elastic a breeze!

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteIn an evening

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I STILL can't believe that this shirt isn't bought from a store. The shirred waist gives the pattern such a flattering, feminine shape. This will be my favorite top this summer, and I'll be sure to apply my new shirring know-how to other sewing projects!


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