G is for Gathering
To illustrate some uses of gathering here are some costumes I’ve made.
This empire line dress to the right was gathered over the sleeve head and sleeve cuff, creating a “balloon” like shape. The back of the waistline between the side seams is gathered creating a full skirt at the back, whilst the front remains flat.
Working on the right side,pull the threads carefully, sliding the gathers along until your fabric is shortened to the desired length. being seamed to, and pin the ends. Before knotting off the open threads, ensure that the gathers are evenly spread out, and that it fits.