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!
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