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Harper Sewalong // How to sew the darts

How to sew the darts on the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen Patterns

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!

How to sew the darts on the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen PatternsTransfer 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.

How to sew the darts on the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen Patterns Fold your fabric with right sides together, matching up the dart leg lines. Pin in place.

How to sew the darts on the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen Patterns 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. 

How to sew the darts on the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen PatternsRepeat for the other side. Press the darts towards center back.

How to sew the darts on the Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen PatternsDone! Here is one your darts from the right side. See  – quick and painless!Harper shorts and skort by Megan Nielsen Patterns

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About Author

Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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Lod
Lod
3 years ago

Hello! Your sew alongs are so detailed – and doable in these increments! I am wondering if you leave all of your Sew Alongs up on your site? (For those of us who haven’t *gotten it together* yet!)

Abhilasha
Abhilasha
3 years ago

Really very nice tutorial..thanks