Flossie Teacakes provides a good tutorial for shirring here. I’m a big fan of shirring and use it for the back panel of a dresses instead of adding a zipper. Not that zippers a so hard or anything but shirring allows a little give that is more comfortable than a zipper.

Flossie Teacakes: Shirring tutorial.

By Minnie


4 Comments so far

  1. Sparkle on February 16, 2011 12:01 pm

    didn’t this have a different name when we were tiny? smocking? something like that?

  2. Minnie on February 17, 2011 12:01 am

    yeah, smocking! i hated it when i was a kid as it was always itchy…

  3. Florence on February 17, 2011 6:23 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my tutorial on your lovely blog.

    Florence x

  4. Minnie on February 17, 2011 9:13 am

    thank you for sharing such good tutorials! you would laugh or maybe faint if you saw my last attempt at smocking. :)

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