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Posted by: MaryLynn in Long Beach

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Posted on: 7/30/05 10:34 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 9 people   
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I just bought (and reviewed) a flexible curve. I immediately grabbed the two people I sew for and used the curve to determine their front and back crotch curves. Flexible Curve Review

As soon as I was done bending the curve to fit the front or back crotch, I laid the curve on a manila file folder and drew the curve, marking the crotch and waist ends. I labeled whether it is the front or back curve and to whom it belongs. (I use the folder instead of Oak Tag).

I then cut the curves out and punched a hole in the corner and hung them on a hook in my sewing area.

Photos coming as soon as I get some new batteries.

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tamtay said...
Thanks for this tip Marylynn--I've seen those flexible curves but hadn't gotten one--I always made do with the edge of a tape measure. But since I've vowed to create a perfect-fitting pair of pants this tip will be useful--guess I'm buying a flexible curve!
7/31/05 0:07 AM
inkyannie said...
Thank you for this tip. I didn't even know they existed. Guess I gotta get ONE more notion. HAH! One more of many.
7/31/05 0:24 AM
Jo Wales said...
I couldn't find your review on the flexible curve. How do I get there. Thanks.
7/31/05 0:35 AM
Everyday Sewist said...
Hi again, Marylynn, and thanks for your tip. My results, doing the same thing you did, were not so good. I think the key lies in how you mold the curve to your body. I think I pressed it into my curves too much and got a really funny-looking shape with lots of lumps & bumps. The lumps & bumps are real, but I wouldn't want my pants shaped that way. I guess I need to bend the curve so it's a little smoother, the way I would want my pants to drape.
7/31/05 11:12 AM
MaryLynn in Long Beach said...
Jo, I've added a link to the review for the curve. Right now, though, it's the most recent review in Sewing Notions Reviews.
7/31/05 11:18 AM
Everyday Sewist said...
O.k., I just dug out my curve again after not using it for years, and tried it and got a much smoother curve. And yes, I can now see how this could be very helpful, especially since I usually have to 'scoop' the crotch and I'm never sure how much to scoop. Now I have a guide. Thanks for posting your tips which prodded me to give this tool another try.
7/31/05 11:18 AM
MaryLynn in Long Beach said...
7/31/05 11:21 AM
Joanne624 said...
Crotch curve template tip (in PR book)
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