I found this fabric in the remnant bin at the fabric store. It was too cute to pass up. I was going to make a more summery dress (knee-length), but I liked the border at the bottom hem. I had thought about cutting it off and using it somehow – maybe re-sewing it at the bottom of the shirring.
As a side note, I did not shirr this dress, nor did I smock it. It came that way. I did make the straps, fit it to my daughter and hemmed it. Hey, I’m still a newbie, what do you want from me!I think she likes it. She’s wearing it right now. In fact, she wanted to wear it before it was hemmed or had straps. It is a little big on her (only in the straps). I am debating if I want to take the straps in just a touch or let her grow into it. She walks a little funny in it because she’s never had a full length dress before, but it’s cute. The fabric is really light weight so she should be able to wear it even when it’s fairly warm outside.
It does need to be ironed…
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