Finishing Darts - Bodice Front Side Seam

This is the starting point - we have the block and the placement of the side seam dart:

Finishing off Side Seam Dart - Figure 01


Finishing off the Side-Seam Dart - Figure 02

  • Measure the dart width, A to B, and mark the mid-point.
  • Draw a line from the Bust Point to through this mid-point.


Finishing off the Side-Seam Dart - Figure 03

The Dart Point needs to end some distance before the Bust Point.

Using the Bust Point to Dart Point table as a guide for the placement of the Dart Point:

  • measure from the Bust Point, along the mid-dart line, and mark the Dart Point
  • draw the dart legs from the Dart Point to points A and B


Finishing off the Side-Seam Dart - Figure 04

  • Extend the side-seam line that runs from the underarm point to point A to the mid-dart line.
  • Complete the block outline by drawing a line from there to point B.


Finishing off the Side-Seam Dart - Figure 05

Your side-seam dart is finished, your block should look like this:


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