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Can you make a swayback adjustment using back darts only?
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Date: 1/6/08 11:39 PM

I've been looking at the two most common methods of a swayback adjustment, namely a dart tuck horizontally across the back, and modifying the center back seam vertically. My pattern has no CB seam so I would have to add it to follow the 2nd of these, and I need a fairly large adjustment (2" total) so the 1st method would make a very curved CB fold requiring re-establishment of the grainline and redrawing of the fold line. Since my pattern has 2 shaped darts on either side of the CB fold, can I just deepen the darts in the area needed? This would preserve the grain above the adjustment anyways. What am I forgetting? I will make up a muslin but I'm at the tissue fitting stage and need to make a decision about which method to use first. Thank you!
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Date: 1/6/08 11:55 PM

I wouldn't only deepen the vertical darts. With a swayback there needs to be less horizontal fabric, which is completely different. Can you add a CB seam?

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Date: 6/4/11 3:58 PM

Don McCunn, a pattern drafting instructor, has an article on his blog about shaping the dart for the swayback. Don McCunn's Swayback article

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Date: 6/4/11 5:30 PM

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Don McCunn, a pattern drafting instructor, has an article on his blog about shaping the dart for the swayback. Don McCunn's Swayback article

That article is so useful, thank you!
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Date: 4/1/12 7:31 PM

Bumping your great link and adding future search terms.

swaybackthread

dartthread

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Date: 5/6/15 7:14 AM

Thank you for posting a link to that article. I can hardly wait to try the swayback adjustment detailed in it.
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