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Add a bust dart to a dartless pattern

Add a bust dart to the side seam of a dartless pattern (link broken)

excellent instructions on how to make your own 3-in1 skirt pattern, including information on skirt lengths.

3-in-1 skirt pattern

circle skirt chart excellent instructions on how to make your own skirt pattern, including information on skirt lengths.

8 locations where darts are often used for shaping fabric to the body.  Includes straight and curved darts.  From Craftsy.com posting.

Types of Darts in Sewing: The 8 You Should Know

Darts add shaping to garments. They’re fold or tucks, typically wedge shaped, taken from the fabric. In order to sew a dart accurately, you’ll need to mark the points and the seam lin…

Technique | A few simple adjustments, to transform a standard shirt pattern into a stylish tunic pattern.

Pattern Drafting 101: How to Close a Bust Dart and Move the Fullness to the Hem

With a few simple adjustments, you can transform a standard shirt pattern into a stylish tunic pattern. How to move a dart to hem fullness

Pattern Alteration (for square shoulders, etc.). How to alter what

Pattern Alteration (for square shoulders, etc.

Gina Maree found this book Patternmaking in Fashion when she was shelving books at her part time job in a book store and wrote me saying it had sleeves I’d described. I think someone else had…

Gina Maree found this book Patternmaking in Fashion when she was shelving books at her part time job in a book store and wrote me saying it had sleeves I’d described.

What you should know about dart manipulation

What you should know about dart manipulation

There are many pattern drafting techniques you can use to turn your slopers into flattering fashion, there is one technique you'll use over and over again.

Learn how to successfully fit an armhole by using a muslin; Adjust bust, back, and shoulder—and your armhole almost takes care of itself.

To Get the Right Armhole, Fit the Bodice

To get the right armhole, fit the bodice. Sarah Veblen in Threads. Learn how to successfully fit an armhole by using a muslin; Adjust bust, back, and shoulder—and your armhole almost takes care of itself.

Children's Fashion Workshop blog - she has some good tutorials on sewing basics and pattern drafting.  This is her "skills" page.

Children's Fashion Workshop blog - she has some good tutorials on sewing basics and pattern drafting. This is her "skills" page.

The Center Seam Leg Block

Legging block - incredibly in-depth look on drafting 2 different types of legging blocks. Also a great website overall for info on stretch garments

Perfectly fit sleeves. Measure your arm as shown. Craftstylish.

Create a Custom Sleeve Pattern

good tutorial--Generally, though, for each size smaller take off:    1/2" of the chest (which is 1/4" off a pattern that is cut on a fold)  1/8" of armhole   1/8" of the shoulder  2" of length

good tutorial--Generally, though, for each size smaller take off: of the chest (which is off a pattern that is cut on a fold) of armhole of the shoulder of length

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