Darts and the Apex

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Francescamw
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Darts and the Apex

Post by Francescamw »

I am very excited for Fashioner. I decided to take one of the bodice with bust patterns and see if I couldn't figure out a couple of basic changes.

I made the one dart into two darts with the second one at the side with the idea of making a princess line bodice. I noticed that the apex of each dart meet at the actual apex of the body. The second dart did not have its own apex.

When I moved the waist dart's apex down, the side dart's apex moved with it. I'm not sure if this is a bug or the way the bodice is drafted, but I think that if the pattern piece were cut out and sewn the garment would have a very prominent erm--apex.

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Re: Darts and the Apex

Post by fearless »

Thanks for giving the system a go. I really appreciate it.

It is a little hard for me to visualize what you are doing. Some screenshots would be really helpful. There is a sloper that has been split to create a princess line. Here is the garment - https://www.fearlessmakers.com/garment/detail/6

That is simply the waist dart bodice sloper with half the width of the waist dart moved to the mid-shoulder. To do this yourself, just create a new point halfway on the shoulder line, between the side neck point and shoulder point. Then use the dart move tool and move 50% up to that point. That's a terrible explanation, but the manual explains this exact move. https://www.fearlessmakers.com/book/ind ... /move-dart

You can also set the princess line from the armhole to the waist. Same principle,just create a point on the armhole and then move half the waist dart.

Hope that helps.

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