Pivoting a Back-Shoulder Dart to a Back-Neckline Dart

Pivoting a Back-Shoulder Dart to a Back-Neckline Dart

Pivoting a Back-Shoulder Dart to a Back-Neckline Dart

Learn how to pivot a back-shoulder dart into a back neck dart. Our technique is quick and easy. We will teach you how to true the dart once it has been repositioned, so that you can transfer this back bodice into oaktag and then add it to your sloper library.

The back bodice sloper needed for this lesson can be found and drafted in our Pattern making lesson: Drafting a Shoulder Dart Bodice Sloper from Measurements or in our Draping Lesson: Bodice Sloper. Or, you can download and print our free Women’s Bodice Slopers  (U.S. sizes 2-16) included in our lesson: Pivoting a Bodice Shoulder Dart to a Side Bust Dart. Use our Color Map download to help guide you with the cutting process. The UoF Global Size Chart will assist you in locating your size and size equivalent for the UK, Europe and Asia.

Module Description Step
1 Tracing the Back Bodice 1-7
2 Marking the Darts 1-3
3 Trueing the Back Bodice 1-4
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MODULE 1 • Tracing the Back Bodice

Step Description
1 For this lesson, you will need your Back Bodice Sloper with a shoulder and waist dart.
2 You will also need one piece of unlined white pattern paper that measures 3” (7.6cm) larger than your back sloper on all four sides.
3 We will be moving the back shoulder dart to the neckline. Begin, by placing a mark on the back neckline of the oaktag sloper, 1” (2.5cm) away from the center back/neck intersection. This will be the back neck dart’s new position.

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