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Picture vs reality of bust darts
pointing up or parallel?
Leu  Friend of PR
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Date: 2/2/12 1:19 PM

Another question about Butterick 5602 --> I've read through the boards about lowering / changing the apex and bust darts. I've lowered my apex and moved the bust dart accordingly. I've also shortened it so it fits/points to the fullest part of my bust (instead of coming up onto the bust). I thought I read in several places that the dart should point to the apex and be parallel to the ground. But looking at the image on the pattern, those darts seam to point upwards. Is this what I've read about 'rotating' a dart? Which is correct or best for a full bust?

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Date: 2/2/12 5:21 PM

Leu, it took me a while to figure out how to angle those darts "up". I've seen some that are straight, but I like the angled better. If you have done the slash and spread FBA(Fit for Real People), measure the size of the side seam dart. Then draw a straight line from the apex to the side seam. From this line, measure down the amount of the "original" dart(where you have filled in paper after making the FBA)...make a mark. With a ruler, draw from the apex to the new mark. I can't remember where I learned to do this, but it was off of one of the threads on this site. Hope all this makes sense...if not, I'll try and post a picture.
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