Hello friends! We’re just going to get right to it with our Harper construction. Today’s post is a really quick and simple one, though – the back darts. Seriously, this step goes so fast, so it’s a nice way to jump into this pattern and get started.
You need to sew the darts for all versions. So whichever one you are making, lets get to it!
Transfer your darts from the back pattern piece to your fabric. You can do this with pins, tailors tacks, tailors chalk or fabric marker, basting, etc. Whichever method you prefer.
Fold your fabric with right sides together, matching up the dart leg lines. Pin in place.
Sew in place. There’s a lot of controversy whether you should backstitch at the dart point, or leave long tails, tie a knot, and clip. I know both Meg and I don’t really think there is much of a difference here. Sometimes I knot, but I backstitch all the time. It’s up to you.
Repeat for the other side. Press the darts towards center back.
// LOOKING FOR MORE HARPER POSTS? //
Here’s the full list of Harper posts and tutorials:
- Inspiration + Ideas
- Darts (this post!)
- Zipper + Center Front Seam
- Pockets (version 1)
- Skort (version 2) – hem, pockets, and pleats
- Side Seams and Inseam
- Lining and Facing
- Attaching the Lining
- BONUS: Wide Leg Pants Variation
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