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Date: 6/20/12 4:41 PM

Has anyone used the Magic-Fit pattern drafting system, which appears now to be updated and sold by Patternsthatfit.com? It appears that this product was once called AFI Magic-Fit, designing with Dusan, and now repackaged and sold on this website. It appears similar to the Sure-fit system. This website has online classes. The website says they are out of Florida. The dress pattern, online class, velum, and ruler for 85 dollars.

I can find the old, used AFI Magic-fit, Designing With Dusan, systems on Amazon for less than 10 dollars. This appears to be a new product, with website support. Has anyone used this pattern drafting product bought on the Patternsthatfit website?

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Date: 6/20/12 7:31 PM

I bought this system a while ago, when it was Patterns That Fit. It is very similar to SureFit's system, and I returned the PTF mostly because I had the Surefit one already. and I wanted to be a loyal Sure Fit customer.

The "classes" are downloads for you to use, then you email the site to get answers to questions.
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Date: 6/20/12 7:49 PM

I used the AFI system many years ago, but mostly used it to adjust patterns.

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Date: 6/21/12 12:59 PM

I have no experience with the new Magic Fit system, but can say that the very best and only unique thing about the old Deisgning With Dusan program was its really fine French Curve, which incorporated a long, near-yardstick in the tail, and had 5/8" slots for tracing seam allowances. That thing remains one of my favorite tools to this day.
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Date: 6/21/12 1:43 PM

I agree. It's the best french curve out there, and mine broke.

Maybe I can get a new one now.

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Date: 6/21/12 2:35 PM

You can!

After--I don't know--maybe twenty years, my original broke, and I found the real thing here, about 3/4 of the way down the page.

It is at least as good as the original.

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Date: 6/30/12 2:53 AM

I agree with the french curve coment. I found the majic fit wasn't true to size or else it had a lot of ease in it.

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Date: 6/30/12 9:10 PM

french curve ruler here
http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-832-Styling-Design-Ruler/dp/B001BDEOVG

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Date: 6/30/12 11:02 PM

While the Dritz French curve is very nice, its 'tail' is only 16 inches long and curved, compared to the 24 inch straight extension of the Magic Fit device--which also has 5/8" seam allowance tracing slots for those interested in these particular features. Myself, I find the M-F more versatile, and routinely haul it out whenever I am tracing or altering a pattern..
-- Edited on 6/30/12 11:04 PM --

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Date: 7/1/12 0:27 AM

I agree. The Magic Fit french curve is the best. The Dirtz doesn't compare. I bought another one and have already received it.

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