Oh Sew Fashion: Dart Manipulation ; The Basics Excellent Information, Read it!!! Rolana, did a great critique, explains the methods Slashing, Pivoting, also reminds us not to mess with the front and back grain lines, correct way to work with the Bust Point/Apex. Great for Beginners or reminder to some experienced. Thank you Elisa for the pin. The purposes of the dart as a fitting device and its flexibility for creative use are discussed.