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The Golden Rule of Proportions

Photo: Phil Caramone

Many of us think that it takes innate talent to design a beautiful object. Talent does help, but great design really comes from a combination of design elements that anyone can master. One of the most important is proportion, and in clothing design, proportion is essential to a successful garment. Luckily, getting proportions "just right" isn't difficult; all it takes is an understanding of a formula that designers have used for ages: the "golden ratio".

The golden ratio not only helps you recognize why an object looks beautiful but also provides a method for creating harmonious designs. Sandra Ericson shares how working with the golden ratio, you'll be able to make garments that look great on the hanger and, best of all, flatter your particular figure.

From Threads #141

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