Darts are basically wedge shapes, and are composed of a base, legs, fold, and dart point. They can be placed symmetrically on both sides of a garment or asymmetrically for interesting design effects, and are
either tapered, or shaped.
1. The base is the widest part of the dart; where most
fabric comes together. This corresponds to an area
of the body that requires LESS fabric. It's also called DART intake.
2. Dart legs are the stitching lines, and should be
equal in length.
3. The dart point is the end of the dart, and where the
maximum amount of fabric is released over a body
contour such as the bust or hips.
. Darts never come all the way to the
bust apex. They are 3/4" to 1" short of the bust point
generally. For this manipulation, clip all the way to the
CLASSIFICATION OF SIMPLE DART
They take in
fabric to add shape to the garment. The are
usually found at bust lines, the back of a
garment and at waistbands on slacks or
pants. Dart placement is a fitting issue and
may require alterations.
Darts can have one or two pointed ends.
Some darts have curves.There are some that stop just at d underbust, waist line and hip line depending on what u are designing, the design might carry a band in d middle of d dart and this will invariably divide d dart into 2 parts
Straight darts have only one point with
dart legs along the edge of the pattern.
They r use for making bust dart, waist dart, armhole dart, e.t.c.
Double pointed dart. They r found on full tops, tops that starts from shoulder and terminate at the hip line
HOW TO STITCH A DART
1. With the right sides of the fabric together, fold the
dart so the legs are aligned.
2. Begin at the widest part of the dart and stitch
toward the point.
3.Measure dart "pairs" (i.e. both bust darts) to make
sure they are the same length.
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