|Burda 01/2018 #105A,B|
..... yet those are really a very cleverly designed curved dart. This photo below was shared on Instagram and I wanted to be sure and share it here. I'm showing how I set up my dart, really this is how I set up all my darts but it worked especially well on this curved over 10" long one. First I traced the dart from the pattern to my fabric using white tracing paper and a tracing wheel. Then I marked the dart ending point with a perpendicular pin, then pinned the dart exactly where I wanted to stitch, being careful to catch the back seam with the pin right on the traced marks. Stitch slowly and carefully from the side seam to dart ending point, finish stitching by dialing your stitch down to nothing. Do not backstitch at your dart points. Leave a long enough tail to thread a hand needle, then sew/hide it back inside the dart seam. Voila'! You will have a perfectly stitched dart.
leggings this top was made for. I.do.not.like.this. You see I like longer tops with my leggings when I exercise and thought this would check all those boxes, so to speak. It does not.
Itch to Stitch Belize Shorts today for Me-Made-May, that it's sort of 'okay'. I've enjoyed wearing it today. So please do not let my disenchantment dissuade you from making this top as with better fabric choices, and consideration of body shape..... I still think it is super cute.