SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Tips & Techniques > Dart Chart

Viewed 5435 times
Posted by: SewVeryTall
photo

 
 
About SewVeryTall starstarstarstar
NE USA
Member since: 3/2/04
Reviews: 161 (tips: 68)
Skill level:Advanced
Favored by: 63 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 12/18/05 8:20 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 10 people   
Web site/URL: photo


I ran across this chart in my sewing room, and thought others might like to have it as a reference too. I saw this on a tv sewing show I had taped [not sure which one], and wrote it down.

If you've ever had to add a dart to a pattern and wondered about proportion, this chart will help.

Examples of a place you might need to add a dart:

[1] Rounded upper back...add darts in back shoulder or back neckline.

[2] Larger hips, yet small waist...add darts in back waist, or back and front waist.

[3] Drafting your own patterns



~~~~~The Dart Chart~~~~~

Width..............................Length

3/4" ............................... 3 1/2"

1" .................................. 4 1/2"

1 1/4" ............................. 5 1/2"

1 1/2" ............................. 6"

2" ................................... 6 1/2"


If you're not sure about how to measure a dart width or length, click web link above for directions.





<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

Reconstructing History


Historical Patterns
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


10 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
erdmute said... (11/23/08 5:26 PM) Reply
thank you, just what I was looking for today.
mClones said... (12/14/07 5:15 PM) Reply
Thank you for this--and all the great tips you've shared!
Seamingly Simple said... (4/5/06 9:34 AM) Reply
For measurements in cm the relationship is L = -0.7746w^2 + 7.8292w - 3.2732
Seamingly Simple said... (4/4/06 2:18 PM) Reply
For other dart widths (or to use cm instead of inches) the Dart Chart suggests the following relationship: L = -1.9676w^2 + 7.8292w -1.2887 (R^2 = 0.9978)
SewVeryTall said... (12/23/05 4:58 AM) Reply
You're all very welcome. VitaWhat a sweet thing to say! I really appreciate your wonderful comment :)
vita said... (12/19/05 2:37 PM) Reply
Thank You so much for ALL your tips. They are some of the reasons I love opening up my PR Digest each day. The time you spend is like giving little (and some big!) gifts to us. I, for one, really appreciate what you and others give. At this time of year, the spirit of giving is high, but yours is seasonless(word?). Thank you!
Jayme girl said... (12/19/05 7:10 AM) Reply
Thanks again I save all your tips Keep them coming
Josephine said... (12/18/05 11:33 PM) Reply
Very cool- Thank you :-)
Mary Stiefer said... (12/18/05 12:35 PM) Reply
I'm also saving this for future use. Thanks.
Mirza said... (12/18/05 10:43 AM) Reply
Printing this up to save for future reference. Thanks!
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Class Details

Online Class
Put it on the Bias
Put it on the Bias

Class Details

SewBaby Wearable baby blanket Pattern

SewBaby Wearable baby blanket Pattern

Pattern Details
My Favorite Duffle Bag Paper Pattern

My Favorite Duffle Bag Paper Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.