Fine-tune the Shape with Darts
Darts are a powerful asset that will allow you to create the exact shape you want in a garment.
Using darts to fine-tune the shape and fit of a garment starts with understanding the anatomy of a dart and how it works. Former Threads editors Judith Neukam and Stephani L. Miller explain both. Then they demonstrate how to theoretically lengthen, shorten, rotate, and move darts to improve a garment’s fit around your body’s unique curves, whether at the bust, hips, derriere, or shoulders.
This video is part of Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 5. The series provides you with what you need to know before cutting your fabric. Good planning is fundamental and that’s what you’ll learn to do. Follow along as former Threads editors walk you through lessons on how to take and chart your measurements, find the right pattern size, check the pattern against your body before you start, and establish your preferred fit. These lessons are designed to turn beginners into discriminating sewers.
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