Sunday, December 30, 2012

My New Rule (rs)

Thank you all for your comments about my Threads Magazine jacket.  Each of you inspire me, and sometimes I even attempt to make something "inspired by".

Have you seen these?



No, they are not canes.  These are curved rulers, used to add/subtract seam allowances.  If memory serves me, I believe Shams has at least one of these.  They. Are. Wonderful!  The rulers come in 5/8" and 3/8" widths.  Clear plastic with markings.  They each have an armhole/hip curve.  It's so easy to lay the ruler on a curve and simply trace around, adding, (or subtracting) the seam allowance.  No more ticking around a curve and then connecting the dots!

These are available through their inventress at:  http://sacurveruler.wordpress.com/.  There you're directed to the Etsy shop to purchase.  Claire also has the same rulers with a straight edge attached.  These are shipped from Texas.  I ordered mine on Thursday and received them Saturday.  That's fast, especially considering holiday mail.  She also has a video showing how to use them.  Really, it's a simple matter.  Sometimes, a simple matter is the best.  As in this case.

I will put these to good use, and soon.  My Designer group's current challenge is to make pants with a fly-front zip.  Each of us will do our best to get a good fitting pant.  I have a pattern that fits, but instead of using it, I'm going to try out my SureFitDesigns pant draft.  I have made a trial pant, and it fits nicely, except for a leg twist problem, which I've corrected using the SFD website videos.  I'll get some photos of my progress and post them later on this week.

Have a wonderful New Year.  Happy Sewing in the months to come!

15 Talk to me:

Ann said...

I love those rulers. Will have to look at getting them. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Judith said...

These rulers will speed up the drafting process on your pants - great buy!...J

Vicki said...

Happy New Year!

Corrine said...

These are a great idea. You new challenge project sounds like a good one. Great fitting pants are everyone's dream. Good luck and Happy New Year!

Faye Lewis said...

Thanks for mentioning the rulers. I'm putting them on my wish (to get) list now.

shams said...

Yes, I have both of those curved rulers. Happy New Year, Gwen!!

Bunny said...

I can't wait to see those pants, Gwen. The rulers look wonderful. Are they static or do they physically curve to different shapes? I like that they are the width of the seam allowance. Can't wait to hear and see your full report on the SFD pants project. I'll be on that bandwagon soon, I hope.

Kyle said...

Those are pretty fab rulers! I just ordered a double tracing wheel off amazon today, somewhat the same concept....

Coco said...

What nifty rulers...I may be needing some. I do get tired of connect the dots. Wishing you a happy new year!

becki-c said...

I love mine! these are so handy!

Sharon said...

Looking forward to seeing your SF pants as this is all of our dreams a pair of pants that fit. Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

j.kaori said...

Great idea -- thank you for sharing the info on these handy rulers! Also, I just saw your Threads post. Wow -- congratulations! The detail on your jacket is stunning. Wishing you and your family a happy new year!

Elaray said...

I've been considering buying these rulers for several months. It's good to hear from someone who has actually used them.

Linda T said...

Oh boy, I MUST order a pair of those rulers! thanks for the link. Happy New Year!

alethia said...

Happy New Year.

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