FREE Tutorial: How To Make A Shirred Cotton Dress

How To Make A Shirred Cotton Dress

This is a tutorial for a shirred bodice cotton dress. Because the dress makes use of elastic thread for a perfect fit, there is no need for any buttons, zippers, darts, etc. Learn how to make your own pattern from a few easy measurements. The tutorial then takes you through step by step instructions on how to sew the dress including how to set up your sewing machine for shirring and what to do if it isn't shirring properly.

What You Will Need:

  • Approx 2 1/2 – 3 1/2m cotton fabric – the exact amount will depend on your size, the fabric width and pattern, plus how much you want to pattern match your pieces. It is recommended to draft your pattern first to see how much you will need more easily.
  • Thread and Shirring Elastic
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic Sewing Materials

You might want to check this Shirred Maxi Dress Tutorial, too!

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