Over the years I have dabbled with shirring but have never felt very successful, I certainly have never worn anything that involved it. But thanks to a bit of encouragement, I actually completed more than one row of shirring and was amazed at how much each additional row pulled the fabric in more and more... and then MORE when I used the steam from the iron at the end! It was really magical and worth the hour that I spent going around and around. That's right, an HOUR, and not very much fabric at all!
I used 6" more than my hip measurement, which I will refrain from revealing. I got the fabric from here, of course, and even got it at 30% off, on Sale. Bargain.
Good thing that it is HOT HOT HOT here and definelty Summer Dress weather because I'm feeling a slight addiciton coming on. Can't wait to try this with sleeves too, could be my camping must-have.