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Hand Drafting A Skirt Block Page 10

 The Back Darts - Part 7

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

 

Part 7 - The Back Darts

Part 7 - The Back Darts
Stage 12

Stage 13

Part 7 - Join up the points made in stage 11 to produce the back dart shown in 12 and 13.

For reminder convenience the stage 11 text in part6 is repeated below here.

Part 6 - Measure the length of the straight back waist from centre back to the new side waist mark. Make a note of that measurement and call it measurement A

 Now take the actual total waist measurement from your list and divide it by 4.  Call it measurement B.

Take measurement B from measurement A.

With the difference you will make one dart or two darts.

If the difference is less than 4cm you will make 1 dart only.  If the difference is more than 4cm you will make 2 darts. 

 The first dart or single dart will be 9cm away from the centre back.   Mark the spot 9cm from the centre back waist on the waistline.  From that point drop a spot or line 15cm long and at right angles from the first mark.

Now divide the dart difference equally on either side of that line.  Make 2 equal marks.

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