I planned this dress out a months ago for the bear cub at school. She needed clothing that she could wear with a shirt underneath and a sweater over her since it was so much colder on the bus and in the classroom than at home and outside. I ended up not making it because I was intimidated by the idea of shirring. Since I have since mastered shirring and my backup machine is set up to do that right now, I figured I would knock this one out.
I really like this pattern and if I had any more fine cord in my stash, I'd likely make a few more in a length that is more appropriate for running around.