I finally did it!
I've had shirring elastic for ages, but never had the guts to try it. I think I figured my machine would eat the elastic and explode.
But this morning I decided it was time, so I could use it in a shirt I want to make for myself, and for a baby dress for a friend.
And it didn't explode! It just ruffled up nicely.
Seriously, if you're like me, just try it! I think I just opened up a whole world of new sewing options!