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Design and Sew Balanced Garments

Photo: Rosann Berry

Like all excellent design, beautiful clothing possesses the sometimes elusive quality of balance. Balance, as described here, is a design principle that's achieved through an agreeable allocation of elements and features. If you're a sewer, having an understanding of balance enables you to produce beautiful, comfortable garments.

The balance of a design determines how a garment will feel when it is worn. And also how a garment looks. When someone says, "you have an eye," they mean an eye for the "most pleasing distribution." Balance is everything, so put it to work for you with this method from Sandra Ericson. 

From Threads #144

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