Here's a quick idea to add a little detail to a project. Use elastic thread where you would normally use elastic. It adds a little something extra. Instead of making a casing, I just finished the raw edge and then added rows of elastic thread until it was as tight as I wanted it.
Then just keep going on whatever it is you're making until you're done. Don't you just want to kiss those chubby little cheeks? Me too!
This shirt was made using Simplicity pattern 5695, which is actually a dress pattern.