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Dolly's Guide to Shirring
Shirring - not just for sheep! I joke, that would be 'shearing' but it's pronounced the same so who am I to ignore a quality pun? ... bad puns are life. Fact. What is SHIRRING? In dressmaking, it's loading your bobbin with elastic thread (specially made for the purpose) and sewing in parallel lines to achieve a gathered effect. It adds shape and gathers to a plain fabric. You can often see it used on summer tops, smocked toddler dresses and boho inspired garments. Here's a little video introduction into the simplest of shirring techniques. Pattern used: Dolly's traditional rag...
Welcome Mollie Makers!
Have you seen Dolly featured in the December issue of Mollie Makes Magazine? We are very proud to be featured as one of their top 12 crafty subscriptions! The Dolly Pattern Costume Club teaches dressmaking techniques on a smaller, cuter scale so you can get to grips with sewing your own clothing. It is suitable for beginners, those looking for more of a challenge or simply just to try something fun and unique. Each monthly box provides all the materials and patterns you'll need to make a new outfit or costume for Dolly and will include a little treat...