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High indie shirring stitching patterns


The shirred gown has grow to be a summer season staple after showing on trend blogger Instagram accounts after which the excessive avenue. Over the past couple of years we’ve seen different kinds which have had their ‘Insta-moment’ such because the off-the-shoulder gown however we predict the shirred gown will probably be round to remain for summers to come back. These clothes are so interesting as a result of they’re a simple and comfy match for various physique shapes and bust sizes. Shirring includes of a number of horizontal traces of elastic thread on the within of the garment that collect the material collectively. Positioning shirring on the wrists may give a beautiful billowing sleeve or on the waist and bust a customized silhouette. As with many traits we see that translate from the catwalk to the excessive avenue, now you can recreate this type to your handmade wardrobe. Right here we have now introduced you our favorite indie stitching patterns which have a shirring ingredient and a few high recommendations on mastering this talent for your self.

The Dayo Gown from Stitching Patterns by Masin, reviewed by Rachel at The Fold Line


The Dayo gown was my first summer season make this 12 months and it’s been an awesome addition to my handmade wardrobe. I discovered the directions for this sample actually good, with detailed descriptions and digital illustrations. The design options that offered this sample to me have been the ‘neckline tucks’, which successfully act as mini bust darts and likewise the shirring on the waist and wrists. As I had a bit extra cloth than I wanted I added an additional tier to the underside of the gown.

I did must do a full bust adjustment, and I loved the problem of figuring this out utilizing these ‘neckline tucks’. The top outcome was spot on and after I made a toile of the bodice (making my standard modifications – together with narrowing the shoulders and shortening the bodice) I jumped straight into making the gown. I’d undoubtedly advocate a drapey cloth for this gown, I don’t assume it might work effectively in something structured – a viscose or crepe could be good.

I made a decision to do French seams for this gown as I’m making it for a marriage subsequent 12 months and needed to spend the additional time on getting a superb end. I’m actually glad I did because it appears superbly completed inside. In the event you haven’t tried shirring earlier than I’d undoubtedly advocate working towards it on some scrap cloth, it look a few tries earlier than I received the hold of it!

Notes: I made a dimension M and my physique measurements are bust 39″ (wanted to an FBA), waist 30″ and hips 39″.

Dayo Gown and Shirt – Stitching Patterns by Masin 

Dayo options balloon sleeves, neckline tucks, a again break up and shirring on the waist and across the cuffs. Timeless, Dayo may be worn casually or dressed up, relying in your cloth selection and equipment. Dayo will look fairly in any light-weight, woven, non-stretch cloth. Greatest suited are materials equivalent to rayon/viscose, cotton poplin, voile, chiffon, crepe, satin, broderie anglaise.

Sizing: XS – XXL (approx. UK 8 – 20). Format: PDF or PDF + printed copy store.

High suggestions for shirring a home made garment

  • All the time follow shirring on the material you will use to your mission. The shirring course of with collect lighter-weight cloth extra. A lot heavier materials equivalent to wool or canvas received’t collect because the elastic will probably be too weak. It’s finest to understand how’s it’s going to prove BEFORE shirring your high or gown.
  • When organising your stitching machine, change the sew size to longer e.g. 3-4. An extended sew size creates extra shirring as extra cloth is being gathered.
  • We’d advocate hand winding your bobbin with elastic thread. There’s a debate about whether or not you must stretch the elastic barely or to not get the best stress. In the end each machine is completely different, so take your time to check this out.
  • I left an extended tail of elastic thread earlier than beginning stitching (and likewise on the finish) across the waist as I discovered I wanted it to verify I might match into the gown after tying off the ends. It additionally signifies that your elastic is much less prone to come undone. Utilizing a strolling foot will assist with maintaining the sew size extra constant however if you happen to don’t have one use your regular customary machine foot.
  • Add shirring to the neckline, waist or wrists after you’ve got sewn up the facet seams. In case you are shirring to only a small space inside one sample piece, this may be performed earlier than stitching the garment collectively.
  • Don’t panic whenever you sew your first line of shirring and also you don’t assume it’s had a lot impact, after you’ve added a pair extra rows you will note the impact.
  • You possibly can cover your thread ends behind your seams with a few hand stitches for a tidy end.

Indie shirring stitching patterns

Sofia Gown and High – Victory Patterns

Sofia is an excellent mixture of fairly and comfy, that includes an elasticised, shirred bodice that permits for straightforward match and put on. You will see that full directions on learn how to sew shirring. Select from three garment kinds together with a number of sleeve choices, which may be blended and matched to create completely different appears. The gown incorporates a waist-length bodice and an A-line skirt with non-compulsory pockets and lining. Two high choices are additionally included, permitting you to make a crop with a small ruffle hem, or a peplum high with a bigger ruffle hem. Pair them along with your favorite excessive waisted skirt or pants. Select from 4 sleeve kinds. Sleeves 1 and a couple of are related in type, that includes an elasticated puff shoulder and ruffled hem. Sleeve 1 is cap size, and Sleeve 2 is elbow size. Sleeve 3 is a bishop sleeve with an elasticated puff shoulder and rows of shirring on the wrist. Sleeve 4 is a bias-cut bell sleeve that’s accompanied by a shoulder strap, designed to make sure protection of bra straps.

Sizing: 0 – 18 (approx. UK 6 – 18) or 14 – 30 (approx. UK 16 – 32). Format: PDF or PDF + printed copy store.

Asha Gown – Tessuti Materials

Asha is a complicated midi gown that may effortlessly elevate your wardrobe. It’s an everyday match with a barely blouson bodice and flowy skirt which falls from the shirred waistline. Two bodices are included: one to make use of with the female, shirred cuff sleeve, and a sleeveless bodice. The curved hem provides this type a very up-to-the-minute really feel.

Sizing: UK 4 – 16 or UK 18 – 30. Format: Paper.


Saint-Germain Wrap Gown – Liesl and Co

This flowy wrap gown fastens securely with buttons. Back and front pleats give the gown a relaxed match. View A consists of flutter sleeves and a midi-length skirt. View B options 3/4-length sleeves with shirring element on the sleeve hem and a below-the-knee skirt size. This sample consists of separate items for A/B, C, and D cup sizes that can assist you get the proper match.

Sizing: US 0 – 20 with A/B, C, and D cups (approx. UK 8 – 20). Format: Paper or PDF.


Trillium Gown and High – Made by Rae

This candy gown or high incorporates a cut-out scoop neckline, pockets, and shirring within the again for a simple, snug match. Select from two lengths (gown or high), scoop or cut-out scoop neckline, and sleeveless or cap sleeves to create a lot of completely different kinds. No zippers or closures are wanted because the again is shirred, making this an exquisite mission for the assured newbie!

Sizing: XXS – XL (approx. UK 6/8 – 16/18) and Plus 1 – 5 (approx. UK 20/22 – 30/32) with A/B and C/D cups. Format: Paper.


Gloria Gown – Vikisews

Gloria is a close-fitting gown with a sweetheart neckline. The slim-fit shaping is achieved with back and front waist darts, each on the bodice and the skirt. The entrance additionally options bust darts that begin on the facet seam. Gloria has voluminous sleeves with gathering alongside the sleeve cap and on the backside, simply above the close-fitting lengthy shirred cuffs. The shirring on the cuffs begins 2 cm away from the hemmed edge, thus forming a ruffle on the backside of the sleeve. The ¾ sleeve size may be adjusted with the shirred cuff. The gown fastens with an invisible zip within the centre again seam. Gloria is above-knee, mini size.

Sizing: EU 34 – 46 (approx. UK 6 – 14/16). Format: PDF or PDF + printed copy store.


Woman wearing the Florence Blouse sewing pattern from SIZE:me on The Fold Line. A blouse pattern made in viscose, crepe or cotton lawn fabrics, featuring a loose fit, full length sleeves with deep shirred cuffs and a V-neck.

Florence Shirt – Dimension:Me

The Florence Shirt is unfastened fitted with raglan sleeves. The shirred cuffs are deep hinting at a dramatic Victorian form on the wrist. Positively a shirt for all events! Make in a light-weight woven cloth equivalent to viscose, crepe and cotton garden.

Sizing: Approx. UK 6 – 24. Format: PDF or PDF + printed copy store.


Mimi Woven High – Tessuti Materials

The dropped shoulder and sleeve set this in any other case easy spherical neck, unfastened becoming high aside. The formed sleeve is completed with a shirred and tucked cuff which is exclusive and exquisite. Gown this high up or down – Mimi is the proper desk to dinner type.

Sizing: UK 4 – 16 or UK 18 – 30. Format: Paper.


Woman wearing the Camille Top sewing pattern by Makyla Creates. A top pattern made in light to medium weight fabrics such as linens, cottons, silk, tencel or rayon fabrics, featuring a cropped length, loose fit, deep V-neck and two functional ties at the centre front and elbow length shirred, puff, sleeves.

Camille High – Makyla Creates

Camille is a cropped (waistline), unfastened becoming high. It options two purposeful ties on the centre entrance and has no different closures. The sleeves sit above the elbow and have gathering on the sleeve head. The bottoms of the sleeves are shirred to create stunning full quantity. Make in a light-weight to medium weight materials that drape effectively equivalent to linen, cotton, linen/cotton mix, silk, tencel, rayon.

Sizing: UK 4 – 16 or UK 18 – 30. Format: PDF or PDF + printed copy store.


Woman wearing the Passion Blouse sewing pattern by Atelier Scammit. A top pattern made in very light to light weight batiste, crêpe, veil or light denim fabrics, featuring a Victorian-style high neck, long sleeves and patch chest pockets.

Ardour Shirt – Atelier Scammit

Ardour is a shirt with a Victorian-style excessive neck. Two ending choices are attainable: a smocked collar and cuffs, or a collar stand with flounces. Select brief sleeves or lengthy sleeves with the identical end as on the collar. This barely fitted shirt has no bust darts for a recent look. The patch pockets on the chest present a beautiful distinction to the classical type.

Sizing: EU 34 – 48 / US 4 – 18 / UK 6 – 20. Format: Paper.


Phoebe Shirred High – Sample Union

The Phoebe Shirred is a retro, however stylish, shirred high add-on for the Phoebe Pockets or Phoebe Flares to make a shirred jumpsuit. It can be hacked onto different clothes, equivalent to to make a sundress, or made as a person high. Make in linen, tencel, crepe, rayon, cotton or ramie.

Sizing: 6 – 20. Format: PDF or PDF + printed copy store. 

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