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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 »
  • 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.

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