altering pattern for ruched center front
Hello all well I am at it again trying to to do something which i need your help with.I am appealing to those of you who can make patterns. I am trying to incorporate a ruched center front of about 3 inches into the apex of a V necked top which I am making out of a light knit .
I have cut the pattern and am now slashing the pattern to add in about an inch and half into the legs of a dart which will run from the V down to about 3 inches below the neckline Now to do this I decded to slash right out to the stitching line of the arm hole from the center front and then from the cutting line of the arm hole into the the stitching line of the arm hole seam . I leave a tiny bit as a hinge and then open up the center front or legs of the proposed dart. Is this the right way to do it?? and should I do it over a number of slashes??
I am considering gatheing the sewn up dart onto a piece of elastic which is the length of the finshed ruching what do you think??Or maybe I should gathet each side of the dart first and then join them??
I DO appreciate all your ideas have a great day. Marianne