Quick Tips: Visible and Invisible Darts

quick tips Jul 07, 2020

This week I waned to share something that might get you thinking about darts a little differently.

In the image above you'll see two different kinds of darts represented: visible and invisible darts. I know you are familiar with visible darts, they are easily found and identified, but invisible darts can be a little bit more elusive because they are hidden inside the seams throughout the garment and give the garment shape just like the visible darts you're so familiar with.

In the example I've shown above you'll see that there is one invisible dart at the back yoke seam line which provides shaping for the back just as a shoulder dart would. Another invisible dart is located at the shoulder seam line which provides the shape you need over the shoulder.

When you consider shaping in the seams as darts, you can use the information to help you understand how to adjust your pattern to fit you. I invite you to take a closer look at your sewing patterns before you sew to discover all the hidden fit opportunities it may contain.

Can you think of other seams that may contain invisible darts?
Here's a hint: πŸ‘ΈπŸ½

Share your answer in the comments below and if you can think of other invisible dart locations, share those too!

All My Best,
Alexandra

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