How to : sew a perfect dart
We are making the bust darts
on the front of the camisole View E
on New Look 6086
This versatile pattern is included in the-s box October 2017 ‘Neutral Metallics’
When staring any new sewing project, and particularly when stitching satin, it is advisable to change the needle before commencing
and test the stitching for tension and appearance on both sides of the fabric.
Straight Darts : mark the width and apex of the dart with tailors tacks through both layers of the fabric front.
(Curved or Shaped darts should be marked with continuous tailors tacking)
Open out the 2 layers of fabric and carefully cut the loops of the tailors tacks
The dart markings for both sides will be left on left and right side and will match exactly.
On each dart, fold the side tacks to match each other and up to apex to form a triangular tuck, pin this in place.
Machine carefully, running the stitching off gradually at the apex to create a soft, tapered ending.
Now sew in thread ends by hand, do not machine reverse. Remove tailors tacks
Press the finished dart downwards,
using the point of the iron to get right into the stitching at the end of the dart, so that there is no ‘pointed’ end.
The perfect dart! Simples eh?