Darts: Versatile & Amazing

taught by Glenda Sparling

Course description

Have you ever looked at a dress and wondered how they got the darts in that unique position? This video course is going to answer many of the questions you may have regarding the stunning array of dart positions and design possibilities. Please watch the short introductory video below showing you highlights of the Darts DVD tutorial.

It’s almost magical how it all happens. You’ll love seeing the versatility and amazing possibilities of where your basic waist and bust fitting darts can be moved to and how they no longer look basic.

Highlighted in this course will be moving darts into the following positions:
1. Triple, parallel shoulder pleats.

2. Graduating and radiating darts from the neckline.

3. Angled and parallel center front darts.

4. Asymmetrical, curved and parallel darts from the waist and armscye.

Experience this dart designing fashion fun for yourself and in doing so build your confidence for designing on your own.You’ll follow Glenda the Good Stitch in her usual highly detailed lessons taking you step-by-step.

Glenda Sparling
Glenda Sparling
President Sure-Fit Designs

Since 1982, Glenda has been President of Sure-Fit Designs™, an international company specializing in pattern fitting and designing. Canadian born, her impressive background includes 10 years as a Home Economics educator, plus 36 years in the sewing industry. Based in Eugene, OR, she has traveled extensively in the USA, Canada, Australia, N.Z., and Great Britain showing home seamstresses the ease of achieving excellent pattern fit with the Sure-Fit Designs™ system of pattern fitting and designing. She has authored numerous articles, pattern fitting, designing, fabric embellishment and machine embroidery books for the benefit of home seamstresses worldwide. She has been featured in sewing forums and shows throughout the USA and Australia and is recognized as a leading educator in the sewing industry.

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1: Darts Introduction & Terminology
11:13
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Chapter 2: Darts Shoulder line - Triple Parallel Pleats
15:23
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Chapter 3: Darts Neckline - Radiating & Graduated
20:12
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Chapter 4: Darts Center Front - Parallel & Angled
17:35
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Chapter 5: Darts Asymmetrical, Parallel & Curved
17:56
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Chapter 6: Darts Close & Resources
01:24
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Reviews (6)

Darts: Versatile & Amazing

by denise elson
Excellent course Enough content to be able to learn and gain confidence in wanting to trying out the various dart position once I have perfected my sloper Great resource I have already recommended Sure Fit Designs and in particular the Darts DVD to an Australian lady whilst on holiday in Malaysia!

Darts: Versatile and Amazing!

by Bridget Fennell
I learned so very much in this course! Darts are as cool as a magic trick! They can be “deployed” to different areas of the pattern and move the fabric into wonderful design shapes! I have sewn my whole life and never understood how darts function in a garment! Glenda the Good Stitch has done it again! Thanks!

Darts: Versatile & Amazing - Streaming Video Lessons

by Monica Reuter
An excellent course as are all courses I have seen so far and this one will not be the last one.
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Darts: Versatile & Amazing

by denise elson
Excellent course Enough content to be able to learn and gain confidence in wanting to trying out the various dart position once I have perfected my sloper Great resource I have already recommended Sure Fit Designs and in particular the Darts DVD to an Australian lady whilst on holiday in Malaysia!

Darts: Versatile and Amazing!

by Bridget Fennell
I learned so very much in this course! Darts are as cool as a magic trick! They can be “deployed” to different areas of the pattern and move the fabric into wonderful design shapes! I have sewn my whole life and never understood how darts function in a garment! Glenda the Good Stitch has done it again! Thanks!

Darts: Versatile & Amazing - Streaming Video Lessons

by Monica Reuter
An excellent course as are all courses I have seen so far and this one will not be the last one.

I understand darts so much more now

by sonya passey
This course was amazing! I've been shown moving darts in previous sewing classes and followed instructions but not understanding what I was doing. Glenda makes it so understandable and, I can't wait to try them out. Thank you Glenda.

The title is well-chosen from a marketing and content point-of-view.

by Annick Brennen
The text provided only a summary of the contents. However, the instructional videos were excellent. I would recommend staying on completed steps a little longer. Glenda is a master trainer--the best in the industry.

Darts:Versatile & Amazing

by Patricia Buis
Glenda makes the hardest pattern drafting so elementary, a child could understand. And for that, Glenda, I THANK YOU. Pat Buis Tennessee