Darts are the most important part behind a fitted garment, they create the contour to the body. Learning how to manipulate / pivot bodice darts enables you to create beautifully fitting bodices and dresses.
We start with the most important part, the foundation knowledge and take you right through to applying this technique to some creative bodice designs. See where a dart comes from and how you move the dart around the bodice pattern. Then the fun starts as you learn how to apply this technique and create some original bodice designs.
Included in the course are:
The purpose of this video is to give you an overview of the skills you will achieve. Darts and the use of darts in design lines is the secret to a fabulous fitting garment.
This video shows you exactly how to successfully pivot the Underarm dart to the Waist dart.
Lecture 3 demonstrates pivoting the underarm dart to the shoulder position, and how to accurately complete the dart shaping without folding the pattern.
Practice and repetition consolidates learning in this lecture see how to pivot / manipulate the dart to the armhole position. This is a very flattering position.
The French dart position is a very popular flattering position. Watch the video and complete the pattern, then complete the independent exercises in Section 3
Can you do these designs without any assistance?
We don't know what we don't know until we give it a go.
So it's time to download the S3 Bodice Exercise Pictures pdf and complete the patterns.
Remember we are here to help you so send us a message if you would like clarification on anything.
Before you watch this video, put your skills to the test and pivot the waist and underarm dart into the neckline. Take a photo of your pattern and show me your new bodice pattern.
Before you watch this video, put your skills to the test and pivot the underarm dart into the neckline, complete the dart shaping and take a photo of your pattern I'd love to see your progress.
I love this dart position before you watch this video, put your skills to the test and pivot the darts to create this Y dart, then complete the dart shaping add seam allowance and take a photo of your pattern.
We found some fabulous designs on pinterest this Blue top is the inspiration for this pattern. In the video watch me decide on the design lines position and then pivot the dart to that position.
Download the handout of the design and the scaled final pattern shapes.
Carol is a qualified teacher, trainer and coach and believes there is nothing more important than empowering others through teaching, coaching and mentoring.
Teaching and working in the Fashion Industry for more than 25 years, Carol brings to the table a deep wealth of knowledge and has the ability to teach things in a simple and easy to understand way.
Carol’s area of expertise and passion is in manual and computer pattern cutting, making and grading. After graduating with honors from Fashion at East Sydney TAFE, was employed as a patternmaker in a small exclusive high end label. Loving diversity and a new challenge her depth and width of experience goes from employee to CEO and from individualized fit of formal garments to mass production. Women’s fashion labels to Corporate Uniforms, Ski wear and pattern cutting for leather garments.
Carol believes that the difference between a good pattern and a great pattern is fit and proportion. Everyone wants to look and feel good.
Carol is also a qualified coach with accrediations from John Maxwell and Anthony Robbins.
Whether you are wanting to learn how to make a pattern, a pattern cutter wanting to upskill, student needing additional advice or coaching on a specific style or technique then reach out to Carol now or download the specific modules that will help you on your design and increase your knowledge.