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Professor King on Pivoting Darts

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Fitting Tips with Professor King is a 13-part video series that will teach you valuable techniques and skills to help you sew better fitting garments. Threads contributing editor and sewing expert Kenneth D. King covers test garments, creating symmetry on asymmetrical body types, tips on fitting arms and skirts, how to pivot darts, reducing cap ease, and much more. Follow along as Kenneth walks you through these lessons excerpted from his 3-DVD workshop Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King. In this DVD box set,…

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  1. Bankie | | #1

    cutting backwards so that students can see what he's doing.! True teacher.

  2. SewCypress | | #2

    Yea but ... when using a s5ore bought pattern ....where does one draw the “legs” for the new dart? Along the expanded cut edge or use the pattern lines ? So if transferring a side dart to an existing waist dart - cut middle of side dart & waist dart to apex, close side dart to pattern dart sewing lines meet then waist dart expands - added space good - redraw the waist dart using the original dart legs back to the original dart point? I think that makes sense.

  3. user-7225691 | | #3

    On a real pattern piece, dart point is not necessarily the pivot point. For example on the front torso/bodice piece the apex is where the pivot point is but the dart point is a little away from the apex so that there is no sharp point past the fullest part of the breast.

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