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And there you have it. The curved dart on the left, and the traditional straight dart on the right. You be the judge, choose which one is right for you, and wear it with pride!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 06.32 PMby woman

    and here i was thinking i was the only one who felt normal darts are like nippies! hahhaha.. thanks so much for the tutorial, have been looking for a pointer (no pun intended) exactly like this for a while now :D

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    Sep 27, 2010, 03.49 PMby lisabeth60

    I have been looking everywhere for a really simple tutorial for sewing “french darts.” This looks like my pattern. I am a very beginner sewer! These drawings really helped except I don’t know how to finish it at the end…… How to press it and how to avoid having a point at the apex…….Hope this makes sense

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      Feb 7, 2011, 02.27 PMby himechan

      Try using a tailor’s ham under the bust area when pressing! The curved shape of the ham helps keep the curved line. If you can’t buy one at your local sewing store, there’s a tutorial somewhere on burdastyle with instructions on how to sew one yourself :)

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    Sep 7, 2010, 12.37 PMby ndimi

    Just sewing my first dress and trying to find solutions to my “pointy boobs”, I found this tutorial – which looks like it is off the Danielle I’m sewing! Thank you so much for putting this together, I’m definitely going to use it in future (starting with my 2nd attempt on this dress!)

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    Jul 22, 2010, 01.28 PMby wzrdreams

    Great tutorial! I prefer curved bust darts as well, especially for those with especially curvy busts!

    One comment: I prefer to start my bust darts from the edge, or legs of the dart seam, rather than the apex. Once you get to the apex, I stitch off a few stitches, then raise the presser foot and place the dart apex back under the needle and stitch off again, this time just inside the seam allowance. This is a quick way of finishing off the threads without tying knots.

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    Mar 8, 2010, 10.13 PMby susan294

    That is very helpful! Thanks.

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    Dec 25, 2009, 10.19 PMby dharma

    Wonderful tutorial!! Thanks very much! I always have problems with darts and then the look of the dress isn’t very nice.

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