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sewme | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi!

I am new to this site. I am looking for a book or Threads issue which outlines all the types of rulers and curvers and the purpose of them. How to use? Or what to use in certain projects. Can someone help me with this.

 

 

 

 

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  1. fabricholic | | #1

    Hi,

    I remember an article in Threads. I'm at work now, so I can't look for it until I get home.

    Marcy

    1. sewme | | #2

      Thanks Marcy!

      That will be a great help.

      Carmel

      1. fabricholic | | #3

        Hi Carmel,I found what I was talking about. I hope this will help you. There is an article in the newest issue of Vogue Patterns, Oct/Nov about rulers. Page 24, called Measure Up is the article. There is also french curves on page 12 and square rulers on page 7. I really hope this is what you are looking for.Marcy

        1. sewme | | #4

          Hi Marcy!

          Thank you sooooooooo much. This will help me a lot. By the way are you coming to Toronto for Creative Needle show in Oct? This is a very big show. You will love it. Please let me know, may be we can meet. I find this site very interesting. Only problem is, you have to get glued to your computer. I shall shop for that magazine today. Thanks again.

          Regards

          Carmel

           

           

           

           

          1. fabricholic | | #5

            Hello Carmel,

            No, I am not coming to Toronto, all though, I would love it, I'm sure.  I live in Alabama and it would have to be planned, well in advance, for a trip there.  It would be fun to meet you.  What exactly do they have at this show?

            Marcy

          2. sewme | | #6

            Hi Marcy!

            I thought you were from New York. I should have realized that internet is world wide. I bought Vogue magazine. It did not help much. I have trouble drawing a proper neck line with the curve rulers. If there is a book or article that  will guide me with few diagrams, that will help. Creative Needle is a big fall needle, craft show. There are vendors and visitors from Canada and US, mostly I think from New York. It is a very big trade show. There are fashion shows, machine demos, crafts, bead work, stencil work etc etc you name it. This year Sandra Betzina will be there.  It is really interesting.

            Regards

            Carmel 

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            Becky-book | | #7

            Dear Carmel,

            Threads Nov 2005 (num 121) has an article on Pattern making "Pattern Principles". It might be helpful.  What kind of neckline do you want to draw and what seems to be the difficulty?  Are you changing an existing pattern or making one 'from scratch'?

            Hope to be helpful,

            Becky

          4. sewme | | #8

            Hi Becky!

            I am trying to make a deep round neck from a very closed round neck. I don't know which ruler to use and from which point. I tried one of my curved rulers, the neck went  curvey and up and centre front. I know that I am doing something wrong, but I don't know what. Any little tip will help.

            Thanks

            Carmel

             

          5. LiseLaure | | #9

            Hello Carmel,

            At center front draft a 1/4" long straight line perpendicular to center front where you want your neckline to go down and then start your curve using your ruler at the end of this line only and not at the center front. To get the exact curve you want you sometimes need to turn your ruler to draft the second part.

            I hope I am clear.

            Lise-Laure

          6. sewme | | #10

            Thank you so much. I will try that. I didn't know so many people want to help me. Isn't that wonderful.

            Thanks again

            Carmel

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            Becky-book | | #11

            Hi!

            Lise-Laure is right; just don't forget about seam allowances.  If you draw your new neck line at the seam line, add allowances after you get the curve right.  Sometimes when I change a neck line I will cut a full front out of tissue paper, just to be sure I got it right, saves cloth!

            Happy sewing,

            Becky

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