-elastic thread for shirring
Please feel free to email me if you need help with the measurements!
On the length you’ll need to cut the necessary inches off to make it 4″ shorter than the model’s length from chest to knee (Cut the inches off each row after sewing all the squares together, cutting an equal amount from the top and bottom edges of the below).
Now measure the width (the long edge) of your patchwork piece. You’ll need this measurement for the band pieces.
Step Two: Cutting and Attaching the Top and Bottom Band
Top Band (cut 1): 3.5″ x width of patchwork piece
Bottom Band (cut 1): 8.5″ x width of patchwork piece
Take the bottom band and iron in half lengthwise.
With raw edges aligned, pin to the bottom of the patchwork piece as show in below picture. Sew with a 1/2″ seam. Serge or zigzag. Press seam and topstitch with 1/8″ seam.
Initially, I thought this would be my dress but it’s a little shapeless, right? So we’re going to do some shirring at the waist to create a bubble top. If you need help with shirring check out my shirring tutorial.
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