I am making my daughters bridesmaids dresses using Burda Pattern 6940. The top has a ruched chiffon overlay over a satin bodice. (The chiffon is cut on the bias to create the draping)
The lining fits perfectly, but then I have to make the ruched overlay by gathering each side to make the pleats, which then lies across the bodice. The overlay pattern, is slightly smaller than the bodice to create tension, but when the bodice is held upright the ruching doesn’t hold its shape and just flops into folds at the bottom of the bodice. I have tried taking more of the overlay in at the sides but am concerned this will make the dress too tight for comfort.
Please does anyone have any suggestions what I can do?
I am getting to the point of buying a completely different pattern. This is the worst pattern I have ever used.
Thanks for any help you can offer.