Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sew Colette: Bust Dart Alterations

MarrieB left a comment today asking how to move bust darts and I'm so pleased that she did. I had neglected to add this important alteration to my list of things to cover this week. Thank you for the reminder, MarrieB!

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Miss P has written, what I feel to be, the best tutorial on moving bust darts. This will be a necessary alteration for many of us, myself included.

MarrieB also asked if this should be done before or after the SBA. I'm in favour of making this Linkprior to doing the SBA, as I feel moving the dart is less complicated and puts less wear-and-tear on your pattern pieces/muslin than the SBA.


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For the ladies with fuller busts, Miss P also discusses in detail how to enlarge a bust dart, which is something you may need to do for the Pastille. Again, she lays out the process in clear steps accompanied by photographs.

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Be sure to come back tomorrow when we tackle the swayback alteration!

Have a questions? Please feel free to post here, in Erin's blog, or in the sew-along Flickr group. We're here to help!

3 comments:

MarrieB said...

Awesome, this is such a great help!!! Thank you!! :) Now I can't wait to get home and work on my pattern.

Madalynne said...

This is great! The photos clearly show how to move the bust dart. Thanks for posting!

Miss P said...

Hey Sarah, thanks so much for the compliment and linky love :)
Shall be following your sewalong with interest!
Px