Help – I have looked in every single book I have, searched online to no avail….I need to know how to sew an ENGLISH DART. Anyone out there know how to walk me through it?

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    Feb 19, 2013, 10.44 AMby katexxxxxx

    Not a term I have heard. Do you have a picture?

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    Feb 19, 2013, 03.01 PMby fiefje

    I have never heard of that term either. I know that in Dutch we call a French seam an English seam. If your pattern instructions are not in English, or poorly translated to English from another language that can be the problem with finding it online. Other than getting results about darts as a sport in google ;) Is it possible you’re looking for instructions on a French dart? I found a link explaining that. http://thesewingdivas.wordpress.com/2007/06/18/sewing-a-french-dart/

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    Feb 20, 2013, 04.48 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    I think that an English dart is just a side bust dart.

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    Feb 2, 2014, 06.04 PMby lynn-c

    Hope you are still looking, Lisa. It’s a compound dart. A side dart (usually slanted) ends at the bast of a short vertical dart that points upward to the bust. I don’t know much about it, but would like to find out more if anyone knows the technique for drafting them. I’ve seen it mentioned in Heather Claus’ “Sewing and Fitting with Darts.”

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    Dec 15, 2014, 05.10 PMby GiselleF

    The English dart (I’ve seen it referred to as the Eva dart as well. For a dress that’s called the Eva dress perhaps?) – there is a kink in the dart line: the last inch of the dart towards the bust point goes off at an angle. This last inch pinches out only very little material – you close this bit first, then snip a little bit into the seam allowance at the angle, pin the stitching lines of the two dart legs carefully together and sew from there. I hope this helps. Try googling ‘English dart sew’ on Google Images.

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