Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sweet Shirred Dress


I came across a tutorial this darling Sweet Shirred Summer Dress at Pudent Baby and could not wait to try it. I loved the simplicity, shirring, fabric and colors.

I made my version with a lightweight cotton gingham, deep purple bias tape and a crocheted flower add-on.

While I do love the dress, I was a little disappointed that it did not meet in the center like the red one at Prudent Baby. Perhaps I did not cut it right or maybe I needed a lighter fabric. Or perhaps I need to find a technique to create tighter shirring. Oh well, she looks beautiful in it and that's all that matters.

I just had to include this photo with Scarlett's finger up her nose. Her finger practically lives up there these days.


  1. it looks beautiful! two scarlet(t)'s in two pretty dresses! the lighter the fabric the tighter it will shirr...but if you hit with a few pumps of steam from a steam iron it will tighten up the shirring!

  2. I love it! Hooray for spring/summer weather and cute, easy girl dresses!

  3. hahahaha! love the nose pic. This is soooooo cute on her. I think the green looks lovely with her red hair. My baby is also pail with red hair. I wonder if she'll grow to look like your darling Scarlett. What a cutie!


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