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I’d like to make one of the sheath dresses from the Built by Wendy Dresses book in size S.

When transferring the pattern I came across this unknown way of marking front darts:
There are 5 circles with plusses in them, somewhat like this: () ()()()(+)
for XS/S/M/L/XL

Now the problem is, how can I tell which circles represent my size?

I have done darts before but I cannot figure out any logical answer.

Please, if someone could answer my question I would be very thankful.


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    Dec 21, 2013, 04.14 AMby Deanna31

    Whatever dart marked closest to the inside of the pattern goes with the size marked closest to the inside of the pattern. So the dart point marked closest to the inside of the pattern would be the extra small size.

    Hope this is helpful


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      Dec 21, 2013, 07.06 PMby freaky-philomeen

      dear Deanna,
      thank you so much for your great advice. I’ve had another look at the pattern and immediately knew how to go on.

      But first I will write it down for upcoming unknown-darts-projects… I’m really happy and very very thankful ;-)))

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    Dec 26, 2013, 01.15 PMby katexxxxxx

    On multi-size patterns i tend to colour code the size I want (or the combination of sizes!) with a bright coloured Sharpie or similar before tracing it off. If I’m tracing off several different versions for different people, I colour code the people!

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