Manipulating Darts - Skirts
Manipulating Darts – Skirts
The skirt does not does not lend itself to the same type of manipulation that the Bodice Front does, but there are a few ways to work with darts to create different styles in the Skirt.
The Skirt block has two darts (in the half-block) Front, and two darts (in the half-block) Back
The main few options of manipulating darts in the Skirt are:
- closing the waist darts (or part of the waist darts, or one of the waist darts) and opening up the hemline; this creates flare in the skirt. (It can be very flared).
- moving the waist dart into the side seam (not often used)
- moving the waist darts into the Yoke Style-line.
There are other more complex darts that can be created, such as two asymmetric curved darts, and I may add that style at some later stage. If/when you get to understand the theory really well, you may be able to create other unusual styles if that is your thing.
Style A is the Block; this is used to create the other styles.