Build Your Wardrobe with the Carter Dress
Elastic shirring is really fun! The Carter dress uses elastic shirring to create a blouson fit with a cinched waist, paired with a square neckline and raglan sleeves for a modern peasant look.
You can raise, lower, or eliminate the shirring to customize your dress, and the loose fit is perfect for lightweight and medium-weight woven fabrics, like chambray, rayon, or linen.
Maya is wearing a size 2 Carter dress with 3” added to the length. Her measurements are 33”, 26”, 36 1/2” and she is 5’10”.
Tutorials to Build Your Skills
Here are some tutorials to help you sew the Carter dress.
- Swatch it Out: Why Sewing Should be Experimental: Our rockstar sample sewer, Hannah, shares her tips for practicing techniques until you get them just right, using elastic shirring as an example.
- Sewing with Eyelet Fabric: Learn how to sew with this warm-weather fabric.
- April Discoveries: Don’t miss this month’s Discoveries for tutorials to help you embellish your dress.
Learn How to Customize the Carter Dress
Shop for Fabric
Love the samples in this month’s issue? Here is where we sourced the fabric.