23 Jul How to Shift a Bust Dart
These instructions will help you understand how to shift a side seam bust dart in your patterns or fitted dress block to suit your own bust point. First you will have to take a couple of measurements to know your bust point location. Please make sure you're wearing a well-fitted bra. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have regular bra fittings, with a specialist, to make sure you do in fact have a good fitting. If the garment you're making is for everyday wear, then the bra you wear when you take these measurements should be the bra you wear everyday. If however you're making a special occasion dress then consider if the bra will be different or new. This is very much the case for brides. No measurements should be taken or calico toiles made until the bride has purchased her special day lingerie.