Slash Gathers in Dress Front
Slash Gathers in Front
1. Using the dress front foundation to waistline only, draw slash line from armhole [slightly slanting]; then divide it into 3 parts and draw 2 lines down to bust line, as illustrated. Reduce 1/2″ at the waistline, as shown by dotted lines. Mark sections A, B and C. Slash along dotted lines; then close up darts at front and waistline, spreading between A-B and C for fullness, as shown in diagram 2.
2& 3. Lower the neckline 1” at shoulder and 1” at center front. Allow seams on all edges but center front and upper edge of armhole slash, which is to be bound.
SLASH GATHERS NEAR WAISTLINE
1. Draw slash line from side seam, as shown; then reduce at waistline, as shown by dotted lines. Mark sections A, B and C. Slash along dotted line from the side; then slash along dotted lines from waistline up. Cut away reduction at side of section C.
2. Close up front dart to spread for fullness; then bring sections B and C together.
Draw neckline as shown by dotted lines.
3. Allow seams on all edges but center front, leaving on as much seam as possible at the slashed edges.
SLASH GATHERS AT ARMHOLE AND LOWER SIDE
Draw the 2 slash lines; as described for the 2 upper problems; then draw vertical slash lines and reduce at waist, as illustrated. Mark sections A, B, C and D. 2) Slash on dotted lines, then close up front dart and bring sections B and C together. Draw V-neckline, as shown by dotted line. 3) Spread section D, about 1”, for necessary additional fullness.
NOTE: The edge to be gathered, should measure about 1-1/2” time the length of the plain edge. For example: if the plain edge is 5” long, the edge to be gathered should be at least 7-1/2” long.