I love tops like these from Anthropologie with all the heavy texture on them.
I’ve also checked out “The Art of Manipulating Fabric” by Colette Wolff from the library and it’s really inspired me to try some new texturing techniques.
So I thought I’d start with this style top with shirring with a gathering foot. Honestly, I’ve never used my gathering foot. I don’t have any idea why!! So here goes!
Next, with chalk or an erasable marker, draw where you want to shirr it. I used my computer to show you so it would show up better. I did mine over the sleeves and down quite a bit in the front.
Next, attach your gathering foot. If you don’t have one, you could use elastic thread instead. Now stitch the hey out of it every which way possible!! Up, down, side ways, swirlies… you get the point. Just keep stitching and stitching and stitching!! It’s sort of like scribbling with your sewing machine!
Your end result will look something like this:
My face is not worthy of a photo today. Sorry. I also thought this would be great as a maternity shirt because it creates extra fabric in the front for a growing belly!
I. love. texture.
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