My sewing group* is meeting tonight and I am planning to give a little mini lesson on gathering. I was planning to highlight 3 methods - traditional, elastic thread, and clear elastic. I wanted to have little project to show the methods with, but not anything too complicated or large. It hit me on Sunday - Barbie clothes!! They're small, and hey - Barbie likes her ruffles, right? I decided to make two items, a "sundress" with a hemline ruffle (traditional gathering) and a shirred bodice (elastic thread) and a full skirt with the waistline gathered with clear elastic.
*For those who might be wondering, my sewing group is a bunch of ladies from my church who are interested in and/or like to sew. We all get together every other week and work on projects. We usually have a brief lesson that I teach and then we work on whatever we want, and are all there to help out when we get stuck. I love it!!