I loved the shirred neckline, and since I had just found this video on how to shirr on a Brother machine (you who have Brother machines know it’s not easy nor does it always work) so I decided to give it a try. I also had the perfect fabric for this top sitting around. (which, sorry, I have no remembrance of where or when I got it. lol)
So I cut out a peasant shirt pattern (Vanessa’s to be exact, I love her sleeves!) lengthened it to be shirt length, serged, folded over, and sewed the top part, sewed on a faux placket (if you look closely at the boden shirt it has one), and tried shirring!
I’ve only tried it once before with horrible results. (bad Brother, bad!) so this time it went relatively smoothly. Except my machine made some nasty shrieking noises-I was afraid for her life at a few times, but she pulled through. I did 6 or 7 rows-and what really made it shrink up was steaming it with my iron-worked wonders and really tightened the elastic up.
Now how’s about those buttons? Adorable right? They are from my sponsor, Incomparable Buttons. They sent me a bunch of fantastic buttons to play with and I’m having fun finding the perfect projects for them! These little flowers matched my fabric perfectly, so of course I had to use them!