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  • How To: Lower & Raise (Move) Darts

    Posted On May 21, 2018

    Learn how to move darts, both bust darts and contour darts to work with the position of your individual Bust Apex. In this tutorial I share tips for raising and lowering darts, as well as moving them closer or further away from the Centre Front of the garment (as required).

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  • How To: Sew a Contour Dart

    Posted On May 20, 2018

    Today’s tutorial shares tips and techniques for sewing a contour dart. Also known as a fish eye dart and/or double ended dart. In this tutorial Aneka share 2 different methods for sewing the dart, as well as tips on how to press and finish the dart.

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  • What Is? Contour Dart

    Posted On May 15, 2018

    Today’s What Is? video has launched on YouTube. Learn and understand the sewing term ‘Contour Dart’. A contour dart can also be known as a double-ended dart and fish eye dart. Stay tuned for Sunday’s video, where I share tips for sewing a contour dart.

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  • How To: Sew a French Dart

    Posted On May 13, 2018

    Learn tips and techniques for sewing a French Dart and/or Cutaway Dart in today’s YouTube tutorial. In this tutorial Aneka shares how to sew a dart, pressing tips and how to finish the fabric.

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  • How To: Measure YOUR Bust Apex

    Posted On May 10, 2018

    Learn how to take measurements to your bust apex and mark these details onto a dressmaking pattern. This will allow you to move the bust apex to the position that’s correct for your individual figure.

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  • What Is? French Dart

    Posted On May 8, 2018

    Understand the term French Dart in this week’s ‘What Is’ tutorial. Learn what they look like and where you would find a French Dart on a garment.

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  • How To: Find Bust Apex (Pattern)

    Posted On May 6, 2018

    Learn how to find a bust apex on a dressmaking pattern that doesn’t have one. This tutorial will show you how to work with a bodice that has a single dart, more than one dart and princess seams, to get as close as possible to the bust apex of the pattern. Finding the bust apex […]

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  • What Is? Bust Apex

    Posted On May 3, 2018

    In this weeks What Is? tutorial I cover the term Bust Apex | Bust Point. A simple but required term for future tutorials that I will be covering: Full Bust Adjustment, Small Bust Adjustment etc. Learn what the Bust Apex is and how to find it on your individual figure, or someone you are making […]

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  • How To: Draft a Cut-Away Dart

    Posted On April 20, 2018

    Learn how to reduce dart bulk and create professional looking darts in this week’s pattern cutting tutorial. In this short video we share tips for creating a cut-away dart and how to add seam allowance to a dart. Enjoy!

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  • How To: Finish Outside Edge of Facing

    Posted On April 16, 2018

    Learn some tips for finishing the outside edge of a facing in our newest tutorial! Aneka share’s her expert tips for finishing the outside edge of a facing. Although a minor issue, if you want a perfect, professional looking garment, tiny finishing touches like this matter. This is the technique Aneka uses for her facings, […]

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  • How To: Draft a Facing

    Posted On April 13, 2018

    Learn how to draft a facing for your favourite necklines. Whether you have amended the neckline of a pattern or want to change the construction techniques to sew a facing you will need to draft a facing. In this tutorial Aneka shares tips and techniques for drafting a variety of facing pattern pieces. You could […]

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  • How To: True | Truing Sleeves

    Posted On April 11, 2018

    Learn more about ‘truing’ and understand how to ‘true’ your sleeve pattern pieces to match the garment pattern pieces. How to accurately measure curves and what to do if you have a discrepancy. Before you true your sleeves, you need to make sure you have trued all of the seams together and also trued any […]

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