Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dart Manipulation #4: Pivotal transfer technique

In this case i did not connect the dart leg to the bust point i left the bust point intact

The pattern is place on another pattern paper, i then put a pin through the bust point and the pattern paper below

label the dart leg A and B and mark the point where you want the new dart to be (extend it to touch the paper below), which in my case is the mid neck. Also mark the position of dart leg A on paper below.

Now i draw the outline from the mark at the neck point to that at the dart leg A. As you can see i labelled the mark at the neck C

Now rotate the pattern until dart leg B is where is where A used to be.

Now draw a line from point C to dart leg B

Now connect dart leg to dart point and viola ( all lines joined and trued )

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dart Manipulation #3: Slash-Spread technique

Bellow is basic bodice pattern i started off the manipulation with

So first you draw a line from the dart point to where you want to re-position the dart, in this case am moving it to the shoulder

cut through the line to the dart point

close up the old dart to open the new one and tape the old one close

here are the rest of the pictures

next time i will show the pivotal transfer technique which i like the most, though for a small pattern as barbies', the slash method was easier.