The outfit I had planned on making for my daughter turned out WAY too big, so I pulled out this skirt, which I made months ago. I needed a shirt for her in a hurry, and while I could have appliqued a matching shirt, I decided to try a little peasant top. This was my first attempt at shirring, and it was really quite easy. I learned quickly to make sure the elastic thread is long BEFORE you begin so that you can tie it off after you are done stitching, but their was hardly any learning curve to it. It is really fun for a quick project.