What are the uses of French curves?
A French curve is a template usually made from metal, wood or plastic composed of many different segments of the Euler spiral (aka the clothoid curve). It is used in manual drafting and in fashion design to draw smooth curves of varying radii.
Is French curve a measuring tool?
The French Curve The French curve (also said as arm hole curve ) is the standard curved ruler used for fashion design. It’s very handy for making common fitting or pattern adjustments. It is widely used in drawing and measuring the neckline, armhole, sleeve caps, pocket contours and more.
What can I use instead of a French curve?
I found that a disposable scotch tape dispenser has several pleasing curves on it. I used various parts of the dispenser to trace my knife around curves.
What is used to draw an irregular curves?
A spline is a flexible device used to draw long, irregular curves through a series of points.
What is hip curve?
A Hip /Form curve is a large French curve that aids in pattern making by providing an elogated, curved edge for smoothing and correcting pattern lines.
How do you take care of a French curve?
Clean the outside surface of your toilet seat with mild soap, such as liquid dish soap and warm water. Wipe the entire surface completely dry with a clean soft cloth. Do not use any abrasive cleaners, as they will scratch and dull the surface. Avoid any detergents, disinfectants, or cleaning products in aerosol cans.
How do you graph a French curve?
The French curve allows you to draw and connect curves together so they are perfectly fitted together without using mathematics calculations. Using the French curve is simple. Just align one of the curve sections on the French curve to the two points you want to connect with a curve.
WHAT IS curve ruler?
Curved rulers are most often used for both pattern drafting and fitting adjustments. There are three main types used for sewing garments, and each have a place where they shine.