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Before getting to ahead of ourselves, be sure to first measure yourself and choose the right size since some pattern markings are specific for sizes, especially darts!

A dart is used to shape a flat piece of fabric to fit bust, waist, hip or elbow curves. Single-point darts are wide at one end and pointed at the other, and shaped darts have a point at both ends and are wide in the middle. The single-point dart is illustrated above. Note that for a bigger size, the dart apex is moved, and the dart intake is greater.

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    Sep 21, 2011, 02.59 PMby PixieG

    I’m a complete novice and have just paid to download my first ‘easy’ pattern (and used 41 sheets of paper and a whole lot of ink to print it), and I can’t make head nor tail of it. The instructions seem to assume a certain level of knowledge, and even the tutorial above doesn’t really go far enough either. Very disappointed. I’ll persevere though and do a practice run with scrap fabric. Perhaps the ‘thrown in at the deep end’ method will work!

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    Dec 19, 2010, 11.46 PMby snowflakeschance

    Am I supposed to cut around the dotted line on the pattern or just mark where the dotted line is and leave that portion of the pattern intact. I think I am cutting out the same pattern. It is 7798, view B. I feel like Burda patterns should come with more explanation, especially if they are marked as “easy,” which this pattern was. Most people who are starting with “easy” patterns need a dart explained. I noted when I cut this particular pattern out, there is no “notches” for back or front. I’m assuming it has to do with the fact the zipper is in the back, though. It sure is a cute shirt. I just don’t want to waste fabric trying to figure this out.

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    Dec 26, 2009, 12.39 AMby dee123

    which dotted line do you cut across?

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      Dec 19, 2010, 11.50 PMby snowflakeschance

      I’m confused if you cut at all but, you would follow the dotted line for the size you are making. It will correspond with the line you have been cutting for the rest of the pattern.

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