I made this very QUICK dress last week, well I say quick - but it did take quite a while for me to figure out the shirring. I used the Lily Top from Pink Fig Patterns. I think my problem was that I wound the elastic in the bobbin too tight. Once I loosened it, and loosened my bobbin tension, it was smooooth sailing. Doesn't it look great up close?
I used Amy Butler fabric that I got from Glenna, in fact - I got the pattern from her, too. The only thing I didn't make is the sash to go with it. I have a different fabric to make that, but I decided she wouldn't wear it, anyway.
I will definitely make more of these. In fact, I'm going to make some not near as long as little peasant shirts. I fell in love with shirring. My Mom tried it, too - got completely frustrated, so maybe she'll be kind enough to pass her elastic thread along to me!