We often think of darts as merely tools to fit a garment. However, with a little creativity, they become much more. It’s easy to change simple bust and waist darts by relocating them into stylish, one-of-a-kind design elements.
The basic process for moving darts is: Find and circle the bust point; decide where you want to place the new dart; cut the new dart open, and close the original dart or darts. To make this process foolproof, always keep the pattern flat. This clearly shows if the transferred dart fullness was accounted for accurately.
Using flat-pattern design methods, Annie O’Connor shows you how to combine or relocate darts to give your garments a new look.
From Threads #158