hello Carol ,I have been wanting to make some new tops which use some of the design features of the fories an d fifties which are so much NOW. I have altered a T shirt pattern so that it fits really well and would love to use this as my basic pattern . My problem is that I am not sure how to alter the pattern to get the ruching at the center neck with the sweetheart neckline or assymetric necklines combined with ruching etc. I am wondering if Threads could do an article on how to alter a basic pattern to get these effects . Another idea is an article on combining layers around the neckline , We have a profusion of net like stretch fabrics and it would be great to have something on how to combine shapes of the layers which are often necessary when wearing these fabrics .