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Fine Tune the Shape with Darts

Feb 27, 2015

Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 5 will provide you with what you need to know before cutting out your fabric. Good planning is fundamental and that’s what you’ll learn to do. Follow along as Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam walks you through lessons on how to take and chart your measurements, find the right pattern size, check the pattern vs. your body before you start, and establish your preferred fit. These lessons are designed to turn beginners into discriminating sewers.

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Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 5 will provide you with what you need to know before cutting out your fabric. Good planning is fundamental and that's what you'll learn to do. Follow along as Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam walks you through lessons on how to take and chart your measurements, find the right pattern size, check the pattern vs. your body before you start, and establish your preferred fit. These lessons are designed to turn beginners into discriminating sewers.

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  1. User avater Joyree October 30th

    That was a sad demonstration for a new seamstress of how to rotate a dart. One would think they were to draw a circle around the apex, and then cut a line to the edge of the circle. It could have been done much better on a pattern piece with a demo of how it makes funny seam shapes, especially in a french dart, and an explanation that sometimes, you need to cut out the fullness in a huge dart.

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