Finishing Darts - Bodice Front Shoulder

This is where you have pivoted the side seam dart into the mid-shoulder of the Bodice Front.

This is just one of a few examples of finishing off a dart that has been moved.  In this menu are just a few examples that should give you the idea and you can apply this to any dart.

Finishing off Shoulder Dart, Bodice Front - Figure 01

This is the starting point: we have the block and the placement of the shoulder dart.  xxxxx

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Finishing off Shoulder Dart, Bodice Front - Figure 02

  • Measure the dart value (width) from A to B
  • Mark the mid-point
  • Draw a line from the Bust Point through the mid-dart point and extend it upwards some distance

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Finishing off Shoulder Dart, Bodice Front - Figure 03

  • Extend the line that runs from the shoulder tip (point C on the image) to A until it touches the mid-shoulder line.

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Finishing off Shoulder Dart, Bodice Front - Figure 04

  • Finish off the dart by drawing a line from where the C~A line touched the mid-dart line (Point D) to the other dart leg (point B).

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Finishing off Shoulder Dart, Bodice Front - Figure 05

Don't forget the Dart Point ends some distance before the Bust Point.

  • Redraw the dart legs to the Dart Point

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Finishing off Shoulder Dart, Bodice Front - Figure 06

You are finished.  If this is a pattern (rather than an exercise to practice moving darts), don't forget to add seam allowance.

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