Hi. new to gatherings – sounds great. I really need help with elastic waists. tried one tunnel – elastic threaded through after sewing, ditto with two and three narrow tunnels, but never tried the sewn in method. I’m at the stage when I prefer to wear my tops “out” also this is cooler as I live in Arizona – 110o in the shade! but I don’t like to see too much gathering at the waist. please help, you all sound so knowledgable.