Blender Stack Exchange users!
I'm a newbie when it comes to 3D and Blender, and would greatly appreciate your help. I'm also new to Stack Exchange, and it appears that I can't post as many links as I need to, so I'm going to merge all of the relevant pictures below. Sorry for the inconvenience.
I wanted to make a kind of a long, simple-cut folk shirt with shoulder insets and pleating around the neck (1).
Following some tutorials on cloth sewing and creating cloth folds, I have made a set of planes that are connected with bridge edge loops, and wanted to start working on the folds of the neck-hole. I have managed to grab every other vertex on the edge of the right inset (group 'right-shoulder'), scale the group down on X-axis and create a shape-key (2).
For some reason, I can't seem to perform the same operation on the edge of the left inset (3). At first I thought it might have something to do with my pivot point and/or proportional editing settings, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
To make matters worse, the folds shape-key that I managed to create for the right inset doesn't show up when I run the cloth simulation. Different planes get sewn together though. I honestly have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Don't know if it's relevant, but I'm using Blender 2.71 and Windows 8.