Jul 31, 2011

pucker up...

I've decided on a pattern for my Christmas bags.  I've been gathering fabric from my stash plus adding a few new ones and plan on starting to cut them out this afternoon.

Before I begin, I wanted to share one more sundress that I just finished using some beautiful fabric my mom gifted me with.

Isn't it beautiful?  The "pattern" was shared by Girl.Inspired here. (She has the most beautiful blog.)  It was a snap to sew together.  This was my first time using elastic thread to make the shirred puckers and it really was so simple.  I even pulled a couple of my tops out of the closet and added a few rows of puckers.

Of course,  I had to add a covered button yo-yo flower just because they are so fun to make!

I'll be back to share my fabric and pattern for the bags soon.

Hope you have some fun puckering up this week!


4 Lil' Girls said...

Ohhhhhh i love the dress & the fabric, sooooooo cute & pretty. Love your blog will def be following :D
Karen x

Jillayne said...

Love it! The fabric is perfect and the button yoyo flower is adorable - now I want to make some!

Stef said...

What a great fabric for a little sundress! It turned out great! Glad you're a little addicted to shirring now! Isn't it the best when you hit it with some steam and watch it scrunch all up?? Thanks for the link, Patty!


Beverly said...

Love the fabric and glad you showed some shirring. I am getting ready to do some on a back to school dress for one of the grands.
I have had some successes with it and a couple not so good. So here I go again. I love yoyos and buttons too.