Originally Posted by Mehdia
They are just ruched panels, so pretty much what you are saying is right. Make the pieces longer and then once the seams are stitched together, you just run a gathering stitch down them and gather them evenly and then finish the hem and attach the bodice and your ruching should stay.
RUCHING!!!! That's the word, thanks XD
Can I do a gathering stitch with a sewing machine or should I do it by hand?