There are a gazillion tutorials on the web for these dresses so I won’t bore you with the details (unless you’d really like me too then I’d be delighted), so straight to the pictures for the first of 3 shirred tops/dresses currently being made.

Oh Mummy, do I have to stand still?

This one was cut down from a dress of mine that whilst I loved the fabric always felt indecently short.

I kept the pintucks from the original dress at the bottom

and did 12 rows of shirring at the topTie shoulder straps give plenty of growing roomThe little cardigan is from Asda last year and the butterfly sandals are in Next now.