Darts are necessary when sewing to add shape to a garment, typically around the bust and back area.
- Using your garment, trace the first half, up to the dart point
- Measure the size of your dart e.g. 0.8cm, (tip: if you measure to the fold you will need to double the measurement e.g. 1.6cm).
- On your paper, add 1.6cm to the end of your paper. Holding your finger on the point of the dart, pivot the shirt to the 1.6cm mark on the paper.
- Continue tracing the rest of the garment.