|I recently watched a Peggy Sagers DVD and she talks about using your French curve with your rotary cutter to cut out patterns.
I had to trace a Jalie pattern the other day and had a lightbulb moment. Why not use my French curve to follow the lines? That's what I did and it made things a lot easier. I was tracing a very simple skirt with yoke and attached panties. I could find almost every curved line in the size I was tracing on my French curve by just moving it around a little. The few that I couldn't get the full curve on, I was able to get about 1/2 or 1/3 on, readjust the French curve, and do it again.
Just running the marker along the curve was much easier, faster, and made my lines so much smoother than my normal method of either free hand or adjusting a straight ruler.