. . . it's a great way to add an elastic waist to clothing (without having to make a casing and thread elastic through). This summer skirt started out as this dress:
The bodice didn't fit well or look good on me - so I chopped it off, added several rows of elastic thread and now I have a new cute skirt for summer.
Note: This dress had a lining so when I chopped it, I made sure to keep the lining and skirt lined up, then I simply sewed through both layers with my elastic thread.
close-up of my shirring