How do you sew a side dart?

How do you fit a side dart fitting?

Draw a line through the center of the dart to the apex. Draw another line about 3.5 inches below the armhole on the side seam and connect it to the apex as well. Cut through both lines almost to the apex, but not cutting through it. Pivot the armhole dart closed.

How do you attach bust darts to a sewing pattern?

Mark the pattern

  1. Transfer your measurements. …
  2. Draw a horizontal line through the dot. …
  3. Mark the bust point. …
  4. Add a diagonal line. …
  5. Add a vertical line. …
  6. Slash to the bust point. …
  7. Cut the vertical line. …
  8. Carefully spread the vertical line.

What is stay stitch?

Stay stitching is a stitch line done as preparation before you start constructing your garment. Its purpose is to prevent a certain area from stretching once you start putting the garment or item together. Stay stitching is done when your pattern piece is still flat and it’s often one of the first things you do.

What is notching in sewing?

Notches are clips or wedges cut into the seam allowance in order to facilitate matching and sewing the corresponding seams during garment construction. In other words, you can figure out which fabric pieces should be pieced together to form the seam by matching the corresponding notches to one other.

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