When ironing the shirring stitches the dress started to look awfully small. Ironing shrinks shirring, why didn't I know this? I then double checked everything else and realized I didn't have the right chest size in the first place. This is what I sewed...a mouse sized sun dress, well not a mouse really, a doll's sized sun dress.
Never mind, the wonderful thing about being a sewer is you can recycle and re-use your mistakes most of the time. I'll finish it some day with thinner straps and give it to the doll!
|Help...my shirring SHRUNK!|
|I was very proud of my shirring too...I|
used my old Bernina and she purred away
happily, not a skipped stitch or cotton
tangle in sight...