There are two kinds of darts:
Fitting darts and
Fitting darts can be rearranged and
fitting darts can be disguised, but fitting darts must NOT be
eliminated or ignored.
You can rearrange fitting darts by:
Rotating them from one seam line
Combining smaller darts into
larger ones or
Dividing larger darts into smaller
You can disguise fitting darts as:
Decorative darts are very narrow and can
be placed anywhere since they are simply embellishment and do
not affect the fit of a garment.
Some Patternmaking Rules of Thimble
Fit slopers to unique, personal
figures before using them to create new patterns or to alter
Adjust sloper drawings with
corresponding fitting preferences.
Patterns styled or altered with fitted
slopers fit as well as the sloper.
Slopers without finishing details are
basic patternmaking blocks.
Add functional finishing details such
as seam allowances, facings and hems to turn slopers into
patterns for wardrobe classics.