Seam allowance and dart = jagged edge

seamallowance

#1

Is there a workaround for when the seam allowance produces a jagged edge around small darts? This is a shoulder dart that has been trued.

I’ve tried playing with the angle in the options box but can’t smooth it out.


#2

Please, send me the pattern file with measurements if needed. You can do it privately if don’t want to share publicly.


#3

Thanks dismine, you’re a champion.

close fitting bodice.val (51.6 KB)

aldrich size 22 standard.vst (2.3 KB)


#4

No, i am not.:slight_smile:


#5

Unfortunately we cannot eliminate this jagged edge automatically.

But … . You can use local seam allowance to fix it.:wink:

I have achieved this result because for point:

  • A83 setted SA After = “CurrentSeamAllowance*2”.
  • A13 setted SA Before = “CurrentSeamAllowance2" and SA After = "CurrentSeamAllowance2”.
  • A84 setted SA Before = “CurrentSeamAllowance*2”.

#6

Was the problem based on using the CurrentSeamAllowance value in a formula?


#7

No. Because the dart is not symmetric the app cannot close a gape and generate a jagged edge. Bigger seam allowance produce such a connection and all looks better. I think issue #621 will fix such cases.