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« on: May 16, 2010 10:06:08 AM »

Can someone help me? Here's the problem:

The skirt is made of a light cotton twill. After this photo I pressed them out and the back darts are nice and flat, but the two in front continue to look like a bad case of crotch dimples; Are they too short? I sewed all the way to the end and a little past the fabric. I folded the inside of the dart to one side and pressed the heck out of it. Do I need to cut the little triangle open and press down the seams? I appreciate any suggestions!
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010 12:48:54 PM »

Yeah, I think they need to be longer. It may help to curve them to your body's contour, also. You should not need to cut the flap at all. Another little tip about darts, on the point, instead of backstitching to secure the thread, just sew off the edge and tie off the ends by hand. I'm interested to see if the other seamstresses (or seamsters  Wink ) have any other ideas for you, though.

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010 01:39:18 PM »

I'd also say make them longer and curve them slightly so they don't come to an abrupt point and I also tie my ends by hand like Feast Your Eyes said.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010 03:06:43 PM »

Thank you both! I will lengthen/curve them tonight, and knot them at the end.

I really appreciate the help!  Smiley
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