This is a call to all you smart dressmakers out there. I want to adapt a dress pattern slightly. It is another Japanese design, which I love but I don’t want the skirt part attaching to the bodice to be gathered. I am planning on using a heavier (medium/quilting weight) cotton for both the bodice and skirt, so I don’t want it to be too “poofy” being gathered. To make it more of a straight skirt, would I be able to simply cut the skirt piece the same width as the lower edge of the bodice?
Thanks in advance!