for a friend's daughter's 6th birthday. The fabric in the skirt is "Danielle", the same name of the recipient (spelled a little differently) and the fabric for the ruffle at the bottom and the sleeves is "princess butterfly". Very suiting. You can make your very own for your favorite little girl from the "Claire" pattern found here. The directions were very clear and I did shirring for the first time ever! My sewing machine handled the elastic thread like a charm and now I'm inspired to use a similar technique for some clothing for myself. I'll keep you all posted!
p.s. the truth just came out that YES, I did indeed try to put this dress on before I did the shirring since it looked pretty big beforehand. But Wish I may, Wish I might, it did not fit. So sad, I would really like to be able to wear this dress!