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Darts in a dartless pattern – how to

starzoe | Posted in General Discussion on

Further to our other emails about darts, this is the site I found that has instructions to add darts to a dartless pattern. How very handy this site is! How many times have I found a pattern I loved, but alas, no darts (but I NEED darts)

http:/sewing connection.com/darts.htm


  1. Digi | | #1

    Hey starzoe:  I tried that link and couldn't get it to work.  Could there possibly be another letter somewhere that needed to be added?  Thanks a bunch!

    1. Crazy K | | #2

      Try it without the space between the words 'sewing' and 'connection'.  I got it. ...it is http:/sewingconnection.com/darts.htm    Try that and see if it works for you.


      1. Digi | | #3

        That worked great; thanks so much for the "fix".  Shirley's name sounded familiar but I had forgotten about this gal until I saw her photo.  I used to get her programs on PBS (and really enjoyed them), but not able to for the past few years.  Thanks again for sending the link.  I'll use it for a couple of patterns I've wanted to add darts in ...; Happy Sewing!

  2. fabricholic | | #4

    I'm sticking this in my sewing file. This sounds easy and it is very important to know. Thanks for posting this.

    1. starzoe | | #5

      It really is simple. I have a Sewing Workshop t-shirt which fits like a dream except for the tight bust, so I added a dart. Where the instructions say to angle toward the hem for the dart, it doesn't need much, I used almost 2" and to my liking, it's too much, it now looks almost like a french dart, okay, wearable.

  3. modestmom | | #6

    Adding Darts to a Dartless Pattern

    I found this resource here, http://kosherpatterns.com/tutorials2/24-how-to-add-a-bust-dart-to-a-dartless-pattern.html, very useful.  It is based on your measurements and clear instructions on adding a side seam dart to your pattern.

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