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Sensational Shirring


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Shirring (or Ruching) adds interest and lovely, figure-flattering detail to any garment. It's EZ and fun to make changes to a basic knit top pattern you already own using flat pattern techniques to yield the extra length needed for effective shirring. In this pattern, you'll find THREE totally different designs, and varied shirring techniques that will guide you in creative fun as you add pizazz to that all-important knit top wardrobe to take you most style. NO PATTERN PIECES are included in this 'pattern' booklet. You will use any basic knit top pattern as the 'beginning'. Just follow my super EZ directions to create the styles you see on the cover. Then, the amazing additional directions found both printed inside and at the online location as given inside the booklet will allow you to: READ the printed directions with the most important photos printed; SEE every step of the process with numerous color photos posted online; and HEAR the directions as I actually talk you through each step step-by-step as you view the photograph of that step! SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Any size as you start with a knit top pattern that fits you.

Supplies Needed

  • Basic Knit Top pattern like Londa's Terrific 'T' Knit Top Pattern for 'Mira' and Pat. A raglan knit top pattern for 'Lee
  • For 'Mira' Top - single knit 'jersey' fabric body length + sleeve length + 9": 1 1/2 yard average +
  • For 'Pat' Top - single knit 'jersey' fabric body length + sleeve length: 1 5/8 yard average

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Londa's Creative Threads
Londa's Creative Threads
Mom taught me to sew - then put me on a clothing allowance: $25/MONTH - but that was back in 1966. The ONLY way I could satisfy my clothing appetite was to make it myself. That lead to a major in Home Ec., managing a craft store, custom dressmaking - running my own fabric store/machine dealership from 1990 - 2003, and now I travel the country presenting my classes une, 2016, I'm operating more out of my wonderful home Sunroom Sewing Studio in Jackson, TN. . I have a website:, blog, facebook, pinterest - all that good stuff and try to do it all - but well. Goal: sharing the love of creative sewing!