Learn fashion industry skills for drafting custom patterns and creating designer garments that are uniquely yours. Join Apparel Arts founder Suzy Furrer as she builds on her Patternmaking Basics classes and teaches you how to get creative with darts and seam lines. Master dart manipulation fundamentals before moving on to advanced manipulations with multiple darts, gathers or ruching, as well as the industry method of pivoting darts. Then, discover how to draft a world of striking silhouettes featuring princess seams, Empire waists, A-lines and more. Finally, enjoy plenty of design inspiration as Suzy displays how to combine these manipulations to create finished garments such as an A-line dress with a neck dart, a princess-line top with a peplum and a babydoll tunic with pleats.
Meet your instructor, Suzy Furrer, and learn more about using darts and seam lines as design elements in your garments.
Dive right into dart manipulation as you merge multiple darts into one to create a center front dart, then do the same on the back of your pattern.
Put your darts right where you want them. Design an armhole dart to the apex, or back it off a little for a smoother bustline. A French dart can add fullness to the bust from below. For color blocking, consider an inset diamond. And why not try a Y-dart? Suzy shows you how!
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