Welcome to this new pattern making class, in today’s class you will learn how to manipulate chest darts.
Today you will learn the different techniques we use to transfer darts.
The first one that we will see will be the technique of pivoting a dart and the other is the technique of slash and spread.
Both techniques are very important and it is imperative that you master both.
Remember that this class is designed to use these techniques on woven fabric.
Besides, you will learn in a very visual way why it is so important to transfer your base patterns to thicker paper or even to transfer them to plastic.
Then we will see how to rotate the bust dart and the most common locations where we can find a bust dart.
You will also learn that we can join or detach the darts, keeping the same effect.
And as you have seen in the class, you cannot remove a dart but we can transform it so that it continues to have the same effect but with a different appearance.
Remember that I already showed you how to add seam allowances to darts in the dart introductory class.
And as always, if you have any questions you can send me an email through your account on the support tab.
Submit your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn is by doing yourself, so for this class, I’m going to ask you to send me the following transformations:
The front pattern of the body block with a single dart made with the pivoting technique.
The same pattern of the front body block with a single dart but with the slash and spread technique.
Besides, you have to choose two of the transformations that you will find at the end of the class.
So that I can send you more complete feedback, try to send photos where the patterns are clear or you could send me more pictures from different angles.