This fabric just had to be for Arabella! It is from Calico Laine
I cut two rectangles and guessed the size using the correct age dress pattern. I double hemmed the top and bottom of the dress.
I filled the spool with shirring elastic by hand and made the tension on my machine slightly higher. I used the hemmed edge for the top line of shirring . I then used the foot edge for the next line. I did 10 in total. I then sewed the side seams, trimmed and finished using zig-zag stitch.
I then made 4 ties…this took as long as the dress to get them the right way out! I then attached and tied them and now can’t wait to see Arabella wearing it!
Pattern: Self Drafted
Notions: shirring elastic
Fabric: 1 metre of strawberry cotton