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Now you have mixed the sizes to fit your body. You should have a smooth curve running from the bust to the hip. Follow this process for each pattern piece so that they will match up when sewn together. All you have to do now is cut them out and you are set to sew.

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    Sep 13, 2013, 01.27 PMby Nohemi Garcia

    excelente explicación ,muchas gracias

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    May 29, 2013, 11.16 PMby Reslnt1

    this has been a great help.Now I need to actually buy the ruler

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    Jan 2, 2013, 10.01 PMby Stéphane Aurore Koné

    thank you so much for that!!! I’ve always been between 3 sizes of clothing (med bust, small waist, wide hips), now i can finally make something else than tops!!!!

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    Oct 5, 2011, 09.03 PMby emculp1

    Thank you for this! My bust size is a Burda 32, but the rest of me is Burda 40 (I have a super-flat chest). This will help me so much! If anyone has any other tips, tricks, or suggestions, I’d really appreciate it!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 07.26 PMby Mimmi Thorneus

    Is there any good way to connect the dots without a french curve?

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    Apr 9, 2011, 05.58 PMby liveagaindt

    so so helpful. thanx so much

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    Apr 7, 2011, 10.05 PMby peaches2218

    What other uses does a French Curve have?

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      Jan 9, 2012, 06.30 PMby notdeadredhead

      Mostly I just know that they are useful for almost any kind of drafting. I first knew about them for engineering/architectural drafting, but some people use them to draft their own sewing patterns. They’re pretty nifty! :^D

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    Jan 26, 2011, 12.32 AMby Amberla Hickman

    Thanks for this, step by step visuals are very helpful! :)

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    Jan 15, 2011, 07.18 PMby harlekin

    Brilliant, i backed off from my sencha blouse, because of the “being three sizes in one”, but, hey, here i go. Thank you so much :)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 08.29 PMby lienepien

    Very usefull! And what if one measurement is more than the biggest size? Can you also draw ‘outside’ the pattern?

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      Jan 14, 2011, 10.51 PMby cooi

      You can certainly do this, but remember that you will need to move all of the notches, darts, etc, over accordingly. :) Also getting a nice curve might be tougher if it is quite far out of the sizing.

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    Jul 15, 2010, 06.34 PMby mje2009

    Yay!!! Now I finally understand how it’s done. I’m so visual. I have to see everything to learn things.

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    Feb 14, 2010, 04.25 AMby bucklr01

    I agree – I wasn’t sure what I was going to do as I’m very confident with taking things in as it is! Thanks!

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    Dec 2, 2009, 04.04 AMby floofles

    Thank you so much for this! It’s incredibly helpful for a newb such as myself. ;)

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    Nov 22, 2009, 09.47 PMby artyteach

    Thanks!can’t wait to try this, I’m between two sizes on the patterns, always end up cutting out the biggest and taking in when dress was made!great time saver!

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