I used the same heather ross sundress pattern but shortened it to a top. It took one metre of fabric and 2 bobbins of elastic thread for the shirring. I made wider straps this time.
Yippee, I actually remembered to align the checks when I cut the fabric! Shirring on this fabric was easy as I could just follow the lines on the fabric.
The sash was added after the bodice was shirred. It was hand sewed with little stitches onto the side seams. This top is a definitely winner because she wore it the day after I finished it :)
So I cut off 8 inches from the hem. My goodness, she looks so grown up in this photo!
And before I go, I have to show you this photo I took of a page in Chic magazine. I'm in cardigan love! I must go and look for an old cardigan in my closet and buy some cute lace trim and make this Chanel lookalike. By the way, if you live in Singapore, Chic costs only S$2.80 and is published twice a month, on Thursday of the first and third week of the month. It has fabulous photography and styling and gives you the scoop on fashion in the local shops.