I have been playing with gathered fabric for some time. One of my products, the Polonaise scarf, is made using hand-gathers. I have a skirt in progress and have been experimenting with using this technique in other ways. This purple sample is the same technique using padding inside each gathered pucker. I love making 3-d shapes in fabric using padding and quilting and am working on ways of using this more in clothing, either as all-over texture or in small areas as embellishment.