I just LOVE shirring! It's like an instant design booster technique, giving an ordinary looking garment a new facelift. These are made from a basic peasant dress pattern ( I used Leila & Ben's), shirred on the sleeves and neck and an inch below the arms for a romantic look.
They are actually for Raya (Eid festival) this September, but both my girls pleaded to wear them for an Iftar (breaking of fast) at my parents' few days back. Of course I had to take photos when they are fresh out of the shower with wet hair and all LOL
Aisha does not want to wear dresses anymore, so a Victorian inspired top for her. I lengthen the sleeves to make it 3/4 length. She loves it with her leggings.
I, on the other hand, am constantly worried that Aisha is so thin though. She's the picky eater and just don't have a big appetite. Perhaps its genetic (the women on hubby's family side are all slim and slender, I envy them :P), but I wish she's not so skinny....
The little miss of course had to have her Pinchess dress, and she calls this one Baju Itam (Black Dress) lol.
I also experimented with rolled hem on the sleeves and neck. Perfect.
I am currently super duper busy getting orders ready before Raya and Mid Term Exam is coming up too.
Buckle up Zura, wooosh, sewing away!