shirring-pat

Gallery: Sensational Shirring - Pat Top

This Gallery covers the directions to create both of the 'Pat' Tops.

Follow along in the pattern booklet for the COMPLETE directions.  You will be referred back to the general directions where appropriate.  

Note:  All image numbers do not exist in sequential order, but rest assured the photos i intended ARE here, and present in the order that I desire.

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PT-1
Burgundy 'Pat' Top  


PT-2
Close-up of 'elastic thread int he bobbin' embellishment. 

PT-3
Periwinkle 'Pat' Top.
There is no audio for this frame. 



PT-3A
Cutting layout.

PT-4
Add length to sleeve.

PT-5
Design starburst location and lengths with consideration give to bust apex. 


PT-6
Mark starburst locations.


PT-7
Details on location of my center flower. 

PT-8
Flower created with elastic thread in the bobbin technique.


PT-9
Elastic thread int he bobbin to swirl stitch on long strip to create outer edge of Flower.

PT-10
From inside it looks like.

PT-11
Adding outer row of gathered strip to Flower.


PT-12
Stitching 'flower' onto center of starburst stitching.

PT-13
Shirr the sleeve with 1/8" braided elastic as in General Directions. 

PT-14
End Sleeve shirring at hem stitching level.


PT-15
First Turtleneck Collar was too loose.

PT-16
Consult written directions for particulars.

PT-17

Burgundy Turtleneck Collar all shirred up.



PT-18
Important to 'catch' the elastic threads as stitch Turtleneck Collar onto neckline.

PT-19
Lower neckline option as on Periwinkle Pat Top.

PT-20
Designing like they do on a dress form with skinny sticky tape. 


PT-21
First try - way too low.

PT-22
Consult pattern booklet for specifics.

PT-23
Give the collar shape - consult directions in printed booklet.


PT-24
Sometimes ya just have to stitch in a tube!

PT-25
Zigzag stitch when shirring at center back seam. 

PT-26
Be SURE to catch in all elastic thread ends!.


PT-27
Shaped TALL Turtleneck Collar looks like...

PT-28
Finished Turtleneck Collar.

PT-29
Trim edge BEFORE wrapping for precise, even binding.


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