Although this was posted some time ago, I am sure you ladies are still interested, especially considering the popularity of this style. Linda Flint has a super blog, as does Debbie Cook, with unusual FBA's described. Somewhere else here, this topic was discussed: "FBA on Gathered Knit Top", also in Patterns and Instructions. I am contemplating the same alteration, using vintage tops from 70's to very early 80's, aiming for this cool to wear summery top/dress (I mean comfortably cool). Any other ideas?