shirring

noun
shirr·ing | \ˈshər-iŋ \

Definition of shirring 

: a decorative gathering (as of cloth) made by drawing up the material along two or more parallel lines of stitching

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That elastic shirring method that took over our babydoll dresses and itty bitty tie-dye shirts has returned with a vengeance this year after a brief introduction last summer. refinery29.com, "This Summer '18 Trend Is Calling All Baby Tee Devotees," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of shirring

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

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