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Professor King on Pivoting Darts

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This tip explains how to pivot a dart on garments.

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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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