Let's talk some darts. Sewing darts that is. If you have ever attempted a women's skirt, blouse, or dress pattern then you have likely encountered a dart before. If they seem scary or difficult then we overcome that together. Why? because as a women a dart should be your very best friend. It is a dart that creates shape to a lifeless flat piece of fabric and tailors it to fit your body. Shape is good, fit is even better. Oh and even if you are sewing for little ones in your life darts still come in handy and add shape to garments. So let's dig in.
That's all there is to it. A new bodice with some shape. Simple right?
So are you a self drafter? Do you want to add a dart to a pattern you are making yourself? Here is how I do it. (which may or may not be the "right" way but it works well for me)
You can apply the same idea to a skirt piece as well. (I will show you a dress with darts on Friday)
I hope this helped darts seem more friendly!