Manipulating Darts – SkirtsThe 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
Moving DartsThe 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.