Basically, i'm making a ball dress, its got a mid-length heavily gathered skirt and fitted sweet-heart neckline bodice, made of polyester satin, with a centre back zip. I want to put a fairly wide waistband on it in the same fabric, with an overlay of polyester chiffon, but when i've tried to put waistbands on dresses before, i've ended up with distorted fabric as the waistband is straight cut as opposed to the darted and seamed bodice. any idea how i can resolve this issue?
would cutting the waistband on the bias help? or is the simplest choice to make the waistband separately from the dress and have it fasten on separately like with lacing at the back?
thanks in advance