Hello all , Today I bought a very nice T shirt which I want to copy . Its made in cotton knit and the neckline shaping is made by a loop which sits about 6 inches from the center front neckline on the inside of the shirt front . The fabric is then gathered up by pulling the loop to the front and fastening it to a button which sits on the outside of the spot where the loop is sighted.This causes gathering of fabric on either side and above each breast . The loop caught over the button sits in the cleavage . The effect is like a V neck.
Now when I undo the loop and place the top on my mannequin . I am able to form to large darts which run from the neckline above the bust point and out toward the arm hole . THIS is the question . Can I just use my ordinary T shirt pattern and slash spread the pattern in the location of the aforementioned darts and expect that to work . I suspect I can as the T shirt pattern fits around the bust and waist as my usual pattern and has the added fullness which forms the gathers in the neck only. What do you all think ? Thank you for reading this long convoluted description and I hope that I haven’t lost you all.