Sherril commented on the fact that the gathers in my Eva top seemed to pretty much disappear. Here’s a picture of the pattern pieces for the bodice front and the neckband:
As you can see, the pattern piece for the gathering isn’t all that much longer than the notches on the band to which you gather it. The band measures 2 11/16 inches from notch to notch. The front measures 3 1/2 inches. It should be easy enough to add more gathers. I would slash and spread midway between the two notches. I’d slash all the way through to the center front, and end at the side seamline, creating a pivot point. I’d mirror the slash on the other side. I’ll do just that next time I make one of these tops.
Next up on my cutting table is Vogue 8787 I need another LBD! I need to do some surgery on the bodice before I can cut into my fabric, but I’ll be handing my computer over to the geniuses tonight for a tune up, so that will free up my evening to do some sewing. Woo hoo – freedom!!!!!
Parting Shot: Gratuitous Hoover Pic