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Date: 7/5/14 4:49 PM

I seem to have sway back issues and have recently found out about fish eye darts. I used the darts to resolve issues of sway back after a garment was made. If a pattern already has fish eye darts in back, do I still have to adjust for sway back issues at the planning stage?
Can you have to do both to a pattern?
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Date: 7/5/14 5:03 PM

You can do both. In fact, sometimes you NEED both.

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Date: 7/5/14 8:43 PM

Thank you so much. I appreciate the information.
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Date: 7/6/14 9:08 AM

Actually sway back is when the center back is longer than your sides...the fabric of a top will somewhat puddle at your low back. If this is what is happening then the only thing you need to do is take a dart (on your muslin as you don't want this dart in your garment) from center back tapering to nothing at the side seam. Doing it this way allows your pattern to remain flat. When you transfer the change to you tissue, the center back line becomes crooked so you just need to true it up.
NOTE: fish eye darts are not a fix for swayback, merely a fitting/silhouetting dart.
Hope this helps. :)

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Date: 7/8/14 9:27 PM

I think you answered my concerns completely. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
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