About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • •
Time
1h00

Creating shape in fabrics
People with curves like me, have to shape fabric so they create clothes that fit well.
This is a simple skill that does the trick.

Posted by Maria T Published See Maria T's 8 projects »
PrintEmbed
  • How to sew a dart. Darts - Step 1
    Step 1

    Here is the bodice and there's a huge bust dart that needs to the marked and stitched for shaping.
    This pattern is the bodice lining.

  • How to sew a dart. Darts - Step 2
    Step 2

    Here's the dart marked in faint blue and pinned, ready to sew.

  • How to sew a dart. Darts - Step 3
    Step 3

    When I have darts on a pattern, I'll check the right and wrong side to see that the dart lines up and is straight.

  • How to sew a dart. Darts - Step 4
    Step 4

    From here, sewing the dart is simple.
    I begin stitching from the widest part of the dart and finish at the point.
    The loose thread at the point is knotted and then cut off.

  • How to sew a dart. Darts - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once the seam is sewn, ironing is the next step to seal the dart.
    As you can see below, it all worked out well in the end.

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments