★:herajika:★ (herajika) wrote in egl,

Some (silly) shirring questions

I am planning to make myself a JSK and might try out shirring.  After searching through previous posts, it appears that it is quite easy to do (even for a beginner like me, but if you want to do a tutorial, I'll be very grateful), but I'd like to clarify a couple of points before starting.

1. There seems to be TWO ways of doing shirring: using elastic and pull it while sewing, OR using elastic threads in the bobbin.  Which way is better?  (clearly I think elastic threads is the easier way, but is the result better too?)

2. If using the elastic threads way, I put the fabric down with the RIGHT side facing UP, correct?  And the fabric will shir automatically?

3. How much fabric would I need for shirring, in the case of complete shirring all around (like http://www.babyssb.co.jp/shopping/jumper/130247.html) and of partial shirring (i.e. just the bust part, like http://www.babyssb.co.jp/shopping/jumper/130243.html)?  My measurements are 34" bust, 26/27" waist.

4. Any other tips?

Thanks for your help! ^^
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