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Today I'm going to talk about a subject that generates a lot of doubts in my draping classes, whether in the online course or in the mentoring class that is the dart!

And in case you fell here in this post and don't understand what a dart is, I'll explain it to you: A dart is like a pleat made in the fabric so that it fits better to the body. She is responsible for the three-dimensional volumes we create, so that the fabric takes the form of clothing. And when we are working with flat fabric, they are always necessary, and can only be transferred or eliminated in clippings. And if you want to know more details, I have a class on my channel where I show you in an easy, simple and quick way how to transfer the main dart used in modeling: dart on the bust, dart on the waist, dart on the armhole, dart on the neckline and french dart or diagonal dart, the class link is here.

Well, in this case, the subject today is the excess volume of the dart that can be eliminated even in the pattern made in the draping, because when we are working with the fabric directly on the dummy, we can already have a prior notion of how it will be this outfit and then we can foresee some finishes, as is the case of the hollow or cut dart.

This feature is very useful when working with thick fabrics, as this way there is no excess fabric volume, leaving the piece with a better fit, whether it's a blouse, skirt, pants or dress! This finish looks good on any garment.

The only detail you need to take care of is in relation to the final finish, when the piece is "more sophisticated"

It is important to put a lining so that the reverse side looks good.

Did you like this tip? Notice this detail in tailoring, for example? They are usually lined pieces and excess dart is always eliminated!


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