More tutorials!

This week I had set myself the mission of completing as many tutorials as possible.

So far, so good.

I have just uploaded:

Darts are used to shape a pattern to the contours of the body.

To personalise your patterns, you may decide to move or eliminate the darts all together from where they are located. 

This tutorial will walk you through the process of re-positioning a dart using two different methods - by using the 'cut and spread' technique or pivoting the pattern.

In a previous tutorial, I detailed how to shorten a pattern (using a sleeve as an example). That method of shortening is necessary when you do not want to make changes to the hemline (shape and width).

If you want to simply "cut-off" a pattern as a means of shortening, then this tutorial details how you should go about it.

Including panel lines in a design is a good way to eliminate darts, without losing the fitted shape of the garment. They are also a great way to add interest to a design. There are countless variations and it is a way to include more than one fabric in your design if you would like. 

'Princess panels' are panels that are shaped around the bust, to create a nice fit, but can also be an interesting design detail.

In a couple of my earlier tutorials I have described how to remove darts and re-locate them, but not yet how to add them, if you require a tighter fit (this is probably because I don't really wear fitted garments - but it has occurred to me that other people probably do!)

I have also added some words to the glossary.

And as it's a bank holiday weekend here in the UK, there is still time for my uploading (sad but true)!