Darts are triangle shaped intakes that shape and add 3 dimensionality to a garment. Single pointed darts are the most simple and most commonly used of all dart structure featuring a single dart vanishing point and always extending from a seam. Single pointed darts are added at key raises areas on the garment, such as the bust area, waist, hips, back and shoulders. Single pointed darts are sometimes used to shape sleeves at the elbow area.
Every dart has three dart lines: two dart stitch lines or dart legs and a dart fold line. In a single pointed dart, these dart lines extend from a vanishing point where they all meet, to each corresponding notch along the fabric edges, within the seam allowance. The widest part of a single pointed dart is always stitched to a seam while the dart pint blends into the surface of the garment in smooth transition . The widest dart install is always placed on the narrower portion of the body extending into a raised area as the dart moves to the vanishing point.
Dart excess is never trimmed unless it is adding unnecessary bulk. The excess is ironed flat- down for horizontal darts and towards center for vertical darts. It is more comfortable and accurate to iron darts from the garments right side.