I have recently decided to take on the challenge of shirring. It didn’t seem all that hard, well let me just tell you…If I could count how many times my elastic thread broke, I would scream!

But I was going to persevere, I would not let my machine beat me! Like Tony Danza, I was going to show that machine who was boss! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can! Lol

And after all the frustrations were out and in the open, the end result was a pretty darn cute dress :).

I love border fabric, they can make fabulous dresses! The one used here was Michael Miller’s Flora and Fauna Double Border Daisy Stone.

And yes, that is an extra layer of fuchsia cotton fabric popping out at the bottom, giving the skirt layers as well.

For the tutorial to make your own, click HERE.

When it comes to sewing, I am a firm believer that you have to start somewhere! If you are used to shirring, this dress will be a piece of cake for you. If it is your first time like me, there is only one way to learn! Just think – the more you try, the more you can do :).

Happy Sewing!