How to make a dress with shirring

My next Sewing Republic project is live on the site now. To get the look I used a technique called shirring, which is super easy to do and makes for some really great texture and easy fit.  Check it out for instructions on how to create your own dress using two scarves and a little bit of elastic thread.

Nicole Smith is an author, editor, designer, and instructor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her latest book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, out now at your local bookstore, or online.
  1. just followed the internet cookie trail and found your site. i love this dress! and am planning on making one for the contest. great idea….it gives me an excuse to learn shirring! thanks!

  2. That’s so great! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  3. This is absolutely stunning! I love it! Where did you find the scarves for this dress?

    • Hi Stephanie,
      The scarves are Oscar De La Renta scarves I picked up at a discount store in Manhattan. I think it was Duffy’s. They had a ton of silk designer scarves there that were gorgeous.

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