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If you are dissatisfied with the way your bust darts turn out (aka: looks like you're very cold and nipply), here's a simple way to curve them and make them more "boosie" shaped.

Technique Materials

fabric, any pattern with bust darts, fabric marking pencil, sewing machine

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    Mar 28, 2014, 07.48 AMby ginaminton

    Awesome! Easy to follow.

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    Apr 3, 2013, 12.54 AMby candrew

    Awesome! Does this work for A cup size too? There always seems to be more fabric than boob and it’s obvious. What do you think? No dart? How do I handle size 12 but small boobs?

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    Sep 5, 2011, 04.28 PMby Jessica Purdin

    Thanks so much! I hate ending up with a blouse that “stands at attention” for me. Especially with all the time invested.

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    Nov 10, 2010, 10.38 AMby vanessajp

    Thank you! Very easy to follow instructions too.

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    Sep 23, 2010, 06.38 PMby emanmoon

    Wow, this is amazing, I will try it soon.

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    Mar 6, 2010, 03.58 PMby lillywhitemillie

    Dude. Amazing. Worked like a charm. Down with bullet boobs!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 10.43 PMby jude3944

    I so have to try this I hate pointed boobie darts. So I don’t sew tops now I can try again .. Thanks for posting… Jude

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    Jul 27, 2009, 05.27 AMby angel5116

    Great tip, love the dress too. Please post the pattern?

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    Apr 15, 2009, 08.36 PMby mummysew

    Fantastic! thanks!

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    Sep 16, 2008, 01.10 AMby themisstress

    Great how to! Just wanted to add, if you sew your dart from the wrong end (ie. from the seam instead of from the point) it’s easier to run off at the point, and makes a softer shape. Hope that helps someone! Thanks again

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    Aug 28, 2008, 02.40 PMby roryroo

    fabulous! this is a lifesaver- thanks! you are fantastic!!

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    Aug 26, 2008, 08.13 PMby goatfriend

    Great sugggestion. Thanks!

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    Aug 21, 2008, 01.18 PMby amp

    Very nice instructions. Thanks for sharing!

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    Aug 5, 2008, 01.50 PMby karesa

    Oh, you are my hero. The combination of DD’s and traditional bust darts tends to frighten children and small animals.Thank you SO much for your very helpful tutorial.

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    Jul 30, 2008, 12.06 PMby treeedom

    Thank you so much, this helps me out alot!!

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    Jul 20, 2008, 10.57 AMby charlestonstyle4

    thanks so much! my semi formal dress looks great!

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    Jul 18, 2008, 08.31 PMby sacomo

    Nice job it’s simply stated and works, Thanks

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    Jul 5, 2008, 07.32 AMby bib

    heyy thanx a lot for this amazing tip…that ll help me so mch….

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    Jul 4, 2008, 08.54 AMby panimaga

    Yeeeah, this will make my problems with the bust line go away:)

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    Jul 3, 2008, 11.52 PMby enkida

    So simple, I am wondering “why didn’t I think of this?!” ;-) Thanks for sharing!

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    Jul 1, 2008, 12.38 AMby kellimaier

    And thank you…couldn’t bring up my comment to edit it. Thanks for the instruction.

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    Jul 1, 2008, 12.37 AMby kellimaier

    I understood most of this but why did you sew that straight line before sewing the curved one?

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    Jun 30, 2008, 05.58 AMby ljc

    Thanks for that, simple but very effective!!

    No More Pointy Boobs for me! :-)

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    Jun 29, 2008, 04.49 PMby lyndilou

    Looks promising for the larger cup size gal . . . thanks for this tip!

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    Jun 26, 2008, 08.02 AMby mandypandy

    Thanks for the How-To!! I’ve always wondered how I could make darts not so darty. I will definitely be using this tip often!

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    Jun 22, 2008, 06.13 AMby aveline

    Hey. wow great idea. I always hate sewing darts as they always come pouting out or pointed! Now I look forward to make such darts next time I sew a top or dress! Thanks!!

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    Jun 21, 2008, 02.21 AMby annk

    Definitely going to do this on future projects!

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    Jun 19, 2008, 07.11 PMby peacockchic

    OMG!!! I have hated doing bust darts because of those stupid points. Now I have the answer. Thank you thank you thank you!

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    Jun 19, 2008, 10.55 AMby emmastaf

    I completely followed this. Now I’m not afraid to make a woven blouse!

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    Jun 18, 2008, 07.29 PMby boogaloobaby

    Thank you for posting this. Your instructions are very understandable. I shall be giving your technique a try soon.

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