# Trueing Darts

Hello,

I am working on creating a few different types of blocks (fitted skirt, close-fitting bodice, sleeve, basic trouser) in Seamly2D, and I am now at a stage where I need to true my darts and side seams. What is the best way to go about this? Especially for darts, where I am using the line tool, to create the dart legs, rather than the point at a distance tool. I thought I may be able to check the lengths of each line and just adjust them to match, but because I used the line tool, I cannot easily check the lengths. Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks!

I think I have solved it. I just need to use these first dart legs as guide lines, and create new point along the line using the â€śline lengthsâ€ť in the formulas section to create a new dart leg that is the same length.

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@Natdellas zum AnĂ¤her hatte ich mir folgende Gedanken gemacht:

Meine GerĂĽste bestehen erst immer nur aus Linien. Die Kurven - das Ausgleichen der NĂ¤hte - werden erst ganz zum Schluss gemacht. Sollte sich spĂ¤ter der Inhalt des AbnĂ¤hers Ă¤ndern, Ă¤ndert sich auch die Kurve mit. Setzte ich den Anfang und auch das Ende der Kurve in AbhĂ¤ngigkeit zu den Ausgangslinien oder -kurven so bleibt der Ăśbergang immer harmonisch. Bei einem MehrgrĂ¶Ăźenschnitt ist es wichtig, dass man auf Punkte zurĂĽckgreift, die die Sprungwerte berĂĽcksichtigen.

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Hi @Scholli. I have been using the Metric Pattern Making for Womenâ€™s Wear book to create all my blocks and it is interesting because it suggests creating the curves as you go, rather than at the end. Though, I see the advantage of waiting and making sure it will grade well. This is the same for waist shaping on the bodice block. The waist shaping (darts, and side seams) change in proportion to each size, and you must use a formula (based on waist and bust measurement difference) to set the shaping and dart amount, rather than just adding a dart amount in Seamlyme.

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