As you may have guessed from my brilliant visual pun, today's confession is about darts. (Okay, maybe not so brilliant... It's been a looong week...)
So, I always finish my darts the same way - I press them to one side. I've been aware for a while of another technique - slashing them and pressing them open.
Recently I read about another technique in one of my sewing reference books - stitching a second piece of fabric to the dart. Then, apparently, you press the "real" dart to one side and the additional fabric flap to the other side. (I'll try to get a diagram or picture up next Thursday.)
I guess it has a similar effect to slashing the dart and pressing it open - the "bulk" is evenly distributed and your garment isn't lopsided in this area.
Have you heard of this technique? Have you tried it? How do you finish your darts? If it depends, what does it depend on?
Photo credit: Some random website