The nifty French curve
"hooks" on the inside of the pocket, leaving the holster in the pocket when the gun comes out.
Choose the French curve
to make the following pattern alterations.
Connect the two lines using a French curve
ruler to create the neckline opening (1)
In the other two small works, which deploy arcs and semicircles of paper, it is as if a draftsperson has managed to physicalize rather than merely represent space-time, using little more than construction paper, scissors, glue, and a French curve
. The circles and ellipses of earlier works now sometimes spiral open, abandoning the simplicity of mere inside and outside.
Smooth the lines using a French curve
. Label the right short edge as "Cut on fold" (2).
SUPPLIES * Short-sleeve button-down shirt pattern with horizontal bust darts b vertical waist darts (such as McCall's 6750) * Cotton poplin fabric (amount according to the pattern envelope) * Lightweight fusible interfacing & notions (according to pattern envelope) * All-purpose thread * Pattern or tracing paper * Rulers: French curve
b straight * Clear tape PREPARE Cut out the pattern pieces.
An airy middle level is punctuated by floating cloudlike forms in filmy gray charcoal; the overlapping curves and evanescent ghostly images are a result of snapping a french curve
over a surface dusted with charcoal powder.
Using a French curve
, draw a curved line connecting points C and F; label the line "armhole."
Using a French curve
, draw a slightly curved line from this line to the upper-edge line end point; label the line "neckline." Repeat to draw a curved line from the upper-edge line end point to the waistline end point; label the line "armhole."
Draw a line using an appropriate ruler, such as a French curve
or yardstick if the desired seam is curved or straight.
SUPPLIES * Top/blouse pattern without darts * Muslin * Pattern paper * Rulers: French curve
& straight ALTER Make a muslin fitting sample of the selected pattern.
Draw a vertical line from point I to the E/C line; label as point "J." Using a French curve
, draw a curved armscye line from point G, gradually blending into the J/l line.