Now that we’ve figured out all our seams, let’s move onto the next chapter: Darts and Tucks. Or, as I keep thinking it, Tarts and Ducks. Seriously, that phrase keeps running through my head. I think I’m overly tired today. Anyway, the day’s been weird and busy and I only got through the first three darts in the chapter. So today we’ll go over
and catch the other two techniques in this chapter next week.
First off, let’s go over what the Book has to say about things, hmmm?
Page 106, A Guide to Fashion Sewing:
“Darts are used to build a definite shape from a flat piece of fabric whihc will allow the fabric to conform to particular contour of curve of the body.”
“Darts and tucks must be positioned and sewn accurately if they are to emphasize fracefully the lines of the body.
“Mark the dart construction symbols from the pattern to the fabric precisely.”
Before going onto the lessons, please note: I didn’t use patterns, I just placed my own darts on my scrap fabrics. So if things look wonky, which they do, I would like to blame part of that wonkiness on that. The rest can be blamed on my killer skills. Also, it is one dark and dreary day here and even with me waiting until the afternoon, hoping for some glimmer of sunlight, it didn’t happen. I know you’ve all come to expect some amazing pictures from me and my once-left-out-in-the-rain-for-three-days point and shoot, so I’m sorry to say that the pictures for today, well, stink, more than usual.
And with that, let’s proceed…