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Pattern Drafting III - Dart Manipulation


Suzy Furrer 

After Pattern Drafting I and II, students can go out of order moving forward, but dart manipulation is a logical next step. Dart manipulation is the art of moving dart equivalent style lines around a bodice to create different designs. Students learn how to transfer multiple bodice darts into French darts, Y-darts, gathers, pleats, cowls and more. Instruction is given on how to manipulate the back shoulder and waist darts and how to pivot darts. Students are required to draft and sew a garment using the skills acquired in Pattern Drafting I, II and III.


Expect 2-3 hours of homework between classes.

Required Text: Building Patterns, The Architecture of Women’s Clothing, by Suzy Furrer.

Prerequisite:  Pattern Drafting II - Moulage or have a bodice sloper. A beginner sewing skill level is required.

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