I first learned how to shirr when I fell in love with the Kaiya Eve pettiskirts. I was almost ready to shell out the $100+ bucks to buy one when I found the Martha Stewart tutorial on how to make your own. And in the beginning she told you to 'shirr' your fabric. I had to look that up since I didn't know what 'shirr' meant. And 'shirr' enough it was the same thing that you do to create those smocked tops.
If any of you have been intimidated by shirring, rest a'shirr', you have nothing to be afraid of. Shirring is as easy as sewing. If you know how to sew, you know how to shirr.
If you have any questions just leave me a comment in this message.
And I have a great idea for next week's Technique Tuesdays! I'm sort of sad I didn't do it today but I promise it's something a lot of you have probably been too intimated to do, but can GREATLY benefit from. I just did it yesterday and saved myself a LOT of time and money.
UPDATE: A LOT OF YOU HAVE EXPRESSED TROUBLE SHIRRING WITH YOUR BROTHER SEWING MACHINE. SEE HERE FOR NEW SOLUTION!
Top photo courtesy of Amanda *Bake It Pretty*