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Posted on: 12/18/05 8:20 AM
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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.





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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!
 
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