Little Grey Dress

I had been looking for an excuse to order this Michael Miller bicycle print for ages (it comes in flannel too, which is still on my wish list), and finally found the perfect project!

I used the Polly Peasant Dress & Blouse Pattern, and opted for the scalloped hem.

Instead of making elastic casings for the neck and sleeves, I used elastic thread to shirr the edges. I’ve wanted to try shirring forever, but it’s one of those things that I never had a specific project to try it on, and just never got around to actually buying elastic thread. But now that I’ve done it, it’s safe to say there will be a lot more shirring in my future! It’s super easy to do, and I love how soft and comfy it can make a garment. I was thinking it would be great on a nightgown out of the same print in flannel, wouldn’t it?

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  1. I have a pattern that calls for shirring on the neckline and the sleeves. I love how it looks. And it was easy once I figured it out. I love the bicycle print.

  2. So sweet! I want to see your little girl in it! I love that bike fabric!

    Also, I finished and posted a couple of my Ruby Lou Dolls on my blog today! I’m enamored with them! Great pattern.

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