Back of formal dress
I've been googling up a storm to try and find out what the back panel of a long formal gown is called and all I came up with is "godet" or "back panel." So, my first question is, does this piece have a special name?
Second, I'm placing in a panel into a mermaid shaped gown. It is long and will train on the floor for a few inches. I've seen dresses in stores doing this a variety of ways but can't find good instructions for this. For example, some appear over the seam, some under the seam, some are gathered, some aren't. Any advice or ideas are appreciated.