Some sewing from a couple of years ago.
I saw a gingham version of this in Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion. The ruffler attachment for my sewing machine got used a lot for this.
The leftover fabric from that project was turned into a valance for the kitchen window. Clearly, I should have bought more fabric. It's not exactly a full gather. The stripes are done in a mini ric rac. The edging is medium ric rac set into the seams.