Since Love Sewing Magazine asked me to write a tutorial I’m totally into shirring! The Lucy top / dress is such a quick project with a beautiful result. Every time the fabric starts to gather more and more during the process, I get excited! And I’m not the only person that’s so enthusiastic about this technique. After 2 workshops I see that I’m passing on the ‘shirring virus’! ;)
I keep receiving questions to turn this dress into a pattern, so I will offer it soon. Together with the 3rd issue of Love Sewing Magazine, on the 10th of July, my Lucy dress / top will be released. Hope you’re happy with this news?
But no Compagnie M. pattern without options right? I’ll be showing you some more Lucy dress / top options the coming weeks. Starting with a Lucy top with faux button placket & new straps. Next to several options in the pattern, I’ll be explaining you how to shirr on different sewing machines: I’ve shirred on a Pfaff, Bernina & Brother so I guess most of you will be able to shirr after reading my instructions. At the last workshop we even used on an antique sewing machine from the 60’s to make a Lucy dress!
I discovered a new fabric shop ‘bazaar Frida’ where I bought this vintage style Riley Blake fabric. I added the tulip buttons I bought at Georgette and that’s all I need to say about this top! Let summer begin! :)