Tot Tuesday is a weekly feature where I highlight a special kids activity, frugal recipe for kids, kids tutorial, etc.
Many of you know that I am the section editor for the What to Buy section on the popular site Momtastic. I link to my articles on Momtastic all the time, but I’m not sure how many of you have really ventured throughout the site. There are some really great articles on Momtastic, and some great DIY and tutorials as well.
Last week, I noticed this adorable St. Patty’s Bandana dress and I knew I definitely wanted to try out a dress in this style.
The dress called for a technique known as “shirring”, which I’ve never been successful with in the past.
I was at Hobby Lobby earlier though and some $.99 bandanas were calling my name in the checkout line!
So I brought them home and washed them and tried to tackle this dress during naptime!
It was about this point that my sewing machine decided that it no longer wanted to cooperate with me any longer. The next, oh 18 rows, were NOT fun…but I got the job done (anyone want to buy me a new sewing machine though?)!
As you can tell, Lizzie can make anything look good! I’m still pretty proud of this dress. Although, I might want a new machine before I ever try shirring again!
See the complete instructions on Momtastic: DIY: St Patty’s Bandana Dress
Do you have any tips or tricks to help with shirring? Do you think you’ll try this dress? I bet with a more capable machine, I could easily make one of these for every occasion!