OK - just posted several pix. Now where are they? Should be in my gallery - but how do I link to it?
1 - the far corners
2 - the ridge line
3 - the mid point tie outs
? 10 pix total?
Advice - no matter what you have today, go out and buy another box of pins if you plan to do this!
I am using tailors' chalk for marking the lines. Works great! but ... it rubs off too easy. With all the handling, I had to remark the lines several times.
These are my "training" pieces. I tried to replicate the 2 corner types and the ridgeline with scrap fabric, that is, places where cat curves come together.
One pix is mislabeled - it is the pix showing what I ended up with for the darts. Basically cut off everything at the point, on a line perpendicular to a mid point line. For this project, that point will be covered up with a grosgrain tie out loop. For another project you may want to be a little less aggressive. (Planning to use grosgrain for tie outs. Hope it holds! Could use some thicker webbing, but except for gale force winds, grosgrain should do.)
Another suggestion: Pin the first point as best you can (it will be messy for the opposite side) with a rolled hem. Depending on the tightness of the curve move down several inches - say 6 inches. Roll the hem here and pin. Then move to the half way point between these two. Roll, pin. Split the difference again between the latest and the first. Roll pin. Go the other way, split the difference, roll pin... Move down another 6 inches. Roll pin, split the difference..... For the close in work at the corners, make it 3 inches to start, and repeat - a lot.
The ridgeline pix show my attempt to make a very tight curve, not what I really plan to do.
All pix show a piece of reinforcement patch.
The mid point close up shows a lot of puckering. Since I don't plan to cover this up with grosgrain, I'll just deal with it.
Time for a bottle of my favorite, a good night's sleep, an attitude adjustment (rah-rah , cheerleader, dancing bananas, you can do it!), and rest before the real thing some time soon.