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Date: 10/7/12 6:20 PM

Im working on a jacket in a medium weight wool. I'm adding in a bust dart in order to accommodate a 2.5" FBA. This leaves a LOT of bulk behind the dart once it's sewn. This will be a lined jacket - is it ok to trim off the excess after I sew the dart in order to reduce the bulk?

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Date: 10/7/12 9:14 PM

Yes this is how it is usually done. Trim the excess, press the dart open and catch stich the edges to the body of the jacket

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