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Subject: Adding contour darts to an existing blouse Date: 2/16/13 3:04 PM

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but I have a blouse I bought that I would really like to add contour darts (is that what they are called?) under the bust. Are there any tips for altering RTW in this fashion, to get it perfectly positioned and etc? Thanks.
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Date: 2/18/13 2:09 AM

Put the blouse on then pin in the darts under the bust. Nothing special you need to do.

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Date: 2/21/13 10:13 AM

Hi!
A "contoured" dart is a dart which has slightly curved (to the inside) dart legs as opposed to straight dart legs. Contoured darts give you a much better fit and are often applied under the bust area.
If you take out the fabric as suggested in the other post and mark the sides of the dart, you will see, that they are slightly curved!
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In reply to AdaH

Date: 3/1/13 1:38 PM

Thanks. My main concern is getting the darts in exactly the right place on each side so that they are even. Do I just pin out one side and then use it as kind of a "pattern" for the other side? Will that work?

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