It was a fairly easy sew but I had to make a few changes. Aside from my standard alterations to accommodate my broad shoulders coupled with shrunken torso length, I found that the scalloped neckline tabs did not work for me which was sad as the feature was cute but they were eating my neck so I cropped them to a V shape that met at the center front seam.
The bodice is designed with under bust pleats, I found this not to work on my body so I crafted darts in the bodice.
|1950's Butterick 7442 with drop waist|
|Modern Burda Style with drop waist|
To achieve the the gathering the top edges of the side and back panel skirt sections are folded to the wrong side, the basting is stitched and then gathered. The gathers are top-stitched to the waistline yoke pieces. Its a little complex but the result is interesting.
|inner waistband view|
The gathered skirt was a bit heavy so I also elected to interface my waistline yoke pieces as well as add flat lined lining so the interfacing did not irritate the body.