Dart and seam placement.
There are many pattern drafting techniques you can use to turn your slopers into flattering fashion, there is one technique you'll use over and over again.
dart manipulation. More a pretty picture than useful, but so many possibilities!
Vintage Detail: September 2008. (Triple exposed side-bust darts.)
Bodice pattern making variations / dart manipulations & rotations. page is taken from the out-of-print vintage textbook 'Clothing for Moderns' by Mabel D. Erwin and Lila A. Kinchen. (See modern update here: pinterest.com/...)
Bodice Dart Rotation - image from: beangirldesign.bl... (Go to her blog to download a high-resolution PDF file!)
This sample of fabric manipulation shows the technique of a spiral pleated sleeve. It was successfully created through pattern cutting. I like the simplicity of how the fabric had been manipulated.
Coat back with sheer panel & radiating darts; creative pattern cutting; sewing inspiration; fashion design detail
3D darts manipulation to collar by one pattern block integrated for Super masterclass 2015
magdalena frackowiak at balenciaga ss08