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Elastic shirring is really fun! The Carter dress uses elastic shirring to create a blouson fit with a cinched waist, paired with a square neckline and raglan sleeves for a modern peasant look.
You can raise, lower, or eliminate the shirring to customize your dress, and the loose fit is perfect for lightweight and medium-weight woven fabrics, like chambray, rayon, or linen.
Skill Level: Beginner
Sizes: 0 – 26
Supplies: All-purpose polyester sewing thread, sewing machine needle, elastic thread, and 3/8 yards (.34 meters) of lightweight fusible interfacing.
Main Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics such as linen, chambray, cotton lawn, batiste, shirting, double gauze, and rayon challis.
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Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen
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