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Bust Dart Worksheet

Jun 20, 2008
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Here's a little worksheet for you: There are only FIVE SIMPLE NUMBERS YOU NEED to bring to this math party; you and your calculator then sit down and figure out FIVE SIMPLE CALCULATIONS, and you're done.

Yes, it really is as easy as that.

Here is an Excel worksheet that does all the calculations for you.

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on Dec 4, 2009 1:05 AM

To everyone having issues downloading the file, I believe it's a zip file, so you need a program like Bitzipper to download the files- it's a free download. It worked for me.

cajmulhall wrote
on Nov 9, 2009 10:51 AM
skijane wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 6:54 PM
If you could possibly E-maio me the bust dart worksheet I would be very grateful. Just can't open it.
skijane wrote
on Jun 12, 2009 6:50 PM
I would love to have this worksheet but my computer wouldn't open it. Or something is wrong? I will keep trying to get it. It looks like just the thing!
VirginiaK wrote
on Jun 3, 2009 4:04 PM
Is there a special program to open the Excel spread sheet? I have a Microsoft XP computer, and I don't have this program to open the Excel Spread Sheets. What do I do?
shespeex wrote
on Apr 15, 2009 12:23 AM
It looks like the file is not working properly again. This looks really helpful, so I'm hoping that it will be up and running again soon. Thanks for helping us all find the tools to be more creative with our knitting projects.
Chelo wrote
on Dec 15, 2008 3:27 PM
Please send me the "bust dart worksheet" by e-mail i can't open the file (i don't have 7-zip i ready use the 45 days free before) please send the worksheet by email thank you very much.
Kat wrote
on Nov 17, 2008 11:47 AM
Hello All, Sorry about the broken link. The file is now available again. Thank you for your patience! Kat
NoraG wrote
on Jun 24, 2008 7:13 AM

I LOVE YOU.........

on Jun 22, 2008 4:47 PM

I opened the worksheet,butr it had numbers already entered, if you are another size say 58 inches at the bust what do you do with your own measurements?

Nicholas wrote
on Jun 22, 2008 3:49 PM

The file comes compressed (with .zip extension). You first need to uncompress the file, using something like <a href="> (free) or winzip on PCs, or Stuffit on Macs (Stuffit comes standard on all Macs. You may need to open Stuffit and do this manually, although usually one just double clicks the file and it creates a directory containing the archive contents). On some computers, file decompression is automatic; others, not.

After you have opened the archive, look for the .xls file, which is the actual spreadsheet. You can open the .xls file in either Excel Viewer (free from Microsoft), <a href="">OpenOffice</a> (a free office full-featured suite), or Microsoft Office.

AnnR wrote
on Jun 22, 2008 11:05 AM

Thank you Nicholas for helping me download the worksheet. I downloaded Exel Viewer yesterday, and it didn't work for me. Today I downloaded the free and the worksheet comes up thru the Excel Viewer.

on Jun 22, 2008 6:13 AM

I have Microsoft 2004 for Mac (inlcludes Exel) and I had no problems opening it. When I clicked download it placed a folder on my desktop.  When I opened the folder and clicked on Bust Dart Worksheet, it automatically opened Excel.

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks as if this will be a good tool.


PenelopeC@2 wrote
on Jun 22, 2008 3:53 AM

Could I echo the problems with opening the file others seem to be having? I can download it but not open it via Stuffit, which is how it's delivered. I have a Mac, and Excel but it's not opening. Any help much appreciated.

AnnR wrote
on Jun 21, 2008 4:14 PM

I have had people come to my rescue about opening the excel spreadsheet. I downloaded the free "Excel Viewer", but still didn't have any luck. Don't know what else to do. Sandi, is there any other way you could send it?

Lizard_knits wrote
on Jun 21, 2008 3:16 PM

I can't get the excel spreadsheet to open, and I do have excel.

ShayneK wrote
on Jun 21, 2008 1:45 PM

I can't open the spreadsheet, myself. If I don't have microsoft excel, what do I do?

AnnK wrote
on Jun 21, 2008 12:22 PM

I can't open the site for the bust dart.

on Jun 21, 2008 12:18 PM

Thanks so much for this.  I will use it a lot.

LindaL@5 wrote
on Jun 21, 2008 9:15 AM

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  I have been entertaining the thought of making my own wedding dress, but the thought of it was way too daunting.  But everytime I think up of an excuse why I can't (i.e. how do I make a sexy dress that actually fits my curves instead of a drab curveless dress) you come up with these...bust darts and waist shaping!!! Looks like I'm running out of excuses! :) You're the answer to my prayers! :)

And again, thank you!

Linda L. from Canada

AnitaK wrote
on Jun 21, 2008 8:09 AM

thank you so much Sandi !!!!

You're an angel.

xxx, Anita.

on Jun 21, 2008 7:25 AM

Thank you for all the time and effort you go to in presenting such an excellent website.  Having RA in my spine and feet, knitting seems to be a way to be creative and help pass the time.  You give me encouragement to try new and challenging projects.  Sue in MN

pattie in vt wrote
on Jun 21, 2008 5:27 AM

A million thanks for this!  Perfect timing, too, as I just finished the yoke and sleeves of a top-down pullover a la Barbara Walker in Knitting from the Top and wanted a little shaping.  Thanks again for the perfect format.

Pattie in Vermont

KnitSkoid wrote
on Jun 21, 2008 2:37 AM

Thank you for your dedication, brilliant!

Dung S wrote
on Jun 21, 2008 1:45 AM

Merci beaucoup :-)

KatherineS@3 wrote
on Jun 21, 2008 1:42 AM

Oh WOW! I wouldn't even have considered adding bust darts (not having much of a "figure"!) but I'll definitely have a go now - maybe it'll give the impression that I DO have some curves (in the right places, that is!!)

thank you  thank you  thank you


Fiberlicious wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 11:08 PM

I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying Knitting Daily and the fabulous job Sandi's doing in making knitting accessible to everyone. I'm an advanced knitter, and I learn something new from KD and Sandi at least once a week.

So, just....thank you.

phoenix wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 10:21 PM

What a great worksheet - and I'm not even planning on adding bust darts to anything in the near future. Maybe I should bust out the padded bra to give myself an excuse to add them.  The file opened without a hitch for me and I just wanted to say thanks for sharing it.

AnnieM wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 8:03 PM

thank you for theworksheet on bust  darts but I can't open it can you help thanks again Annie

AnnieM wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 8:03 PM

thank you for theworksheet on bust  darts but I can't open it can you help thanks again Annie

Cindy@3 wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 6:41 PM

Thank you for providing this!!! You are AWESOME!

AnnR wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 6:36 PM


Thank you for the tip, but I still couldn't open it. I have a new laptop with Vista, I am going to try it on that one.

CorrineS wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 5:54 PM

AnnR,  Sometimes when I have had that problem I have been successful with saving to disk and then opening it from the hard drive.

Thank you, Sandi.  I was trying to figure out how to get it into Excel to make more sense to me, but you bet me to it!  Thanks!  

BethD@2 wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 5:09 PM

Do you need to have Excel to open the worksheet ?

AnnR wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 4:15 PM

Thank you Sandy, you explained things a lot better, and I do understand now. I tried to download the Excel worksheet, but my computer could not open it.

DawnR wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 3:30 PM

Thank you! You are so awesome! You've saved knitters sweaters everywhere!

AnneW@3 wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 2:38 PM

Schweet! Thank you!

ElizabethM wrote
on Jun 20, 2008 12:54 PM

Cool.  Thank you so much for putting this in an easy format to use.  I am in the process of a sweater front right now, and I will implement this.