Learn the Principles of Patternmaking

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Under the Principles Menu you can find information on Contouring, Dart Manipulation and Added Fullness.  The Dart Manipulation pages contains step-by-step instructions for manipulating the Styles shown in these images.

The Principles Menu contains an overview of patternmaking and some detailed theory.  The Manipulating Darts pages cover both simple and complex dart maniupulation, with examples in both pivoting and cut-and-spread.  Manipulating Darts covers not ony the Bodice, but some examples are also given for skirts and pants.

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