Monday, September 16, 2013

Shirred Elastic Top, New Look 6870

New Look 6870 in black textured lawn and shirred neckline


New Look 6870, View B


black textured lawn

Construction Details:

I followed the pattern exactly until I came to the neckline.  Since I was to teach a shirring class for my local SAGA group, I used that technique on this top.  The neckline fabric edge was serged with a rolled hem and then I added 3 rows of elastic shirring.  There are many great tutorials on shirring on the internet, so just Google search "elastic shirring."  I prefer to use my coverstitch machine to do elastic shirring.  A serger with coverstitch options will work also.  This eliminates winding bobbins and goes very quickly.  

I love this top in the Houston heat!  


  1. I want one -- we can be twins.... too stinking cute on you!!

  2. Love what you did with this pattern! Could you elaborate on the elastic shirring with your coverstitch machine?