Darts have to be my most favorite sewing technique hands down. It has saved many a bodice from being a disaster with it’s ability to curve and alter the design. Darts can be used to take in extra fullness at the waist, the shoulder, the elbow, and even over the hips.
Here are some examples:
This week, I have provided a visual tutorial for the basic dart. This is great for the tops of skirts, or bodices.
With a little practice, you will soon be darting everything in sight!
Next time, I will show you how to create body darts as well as the dart tuck or inverted dart.
Have a wonderful weekend!