Shirred clothing for kids is hip at the moment. I haven't used the technique for ages and thought I'd better get back in practice. I followed Flossie Teacakes very sweet tutorial and made a little shirred top. I'm proud of the way it looks and have officially declared this project "The Perfect Half Metre Stash-Buster"!
I'd agree that shirring is very addictive and is a hobby which, if left to run its course, could lead to the purchase of many tens of metres of elastic thread....
Here is the top being road-tested by my little model who demonstrates that you can wear it either on or off the shoulder (for that saucy look)!
On a side note, I picked up this Holly Hobbie framed print at the op shop some time ago and have just recently gotten it out and dusted it off. I think it's the real deal and probably lived on a little girl's bedroom wall for many years. It's printed on a linen type fabric and needs a bit of t.l.c. but is very sweet nonetheless.
Don't you agree that the print in Holly's dress and the patchwork cheater fabric used for the shirred top have a certain something in common design-wise? I definitely do and as such decided Holly should share a spot in this post!