I'm not quite like Brandon, I know how to make a curve. Or have a curve. And I don't really mind free-handing a curve when I'm tracing a pattern or 'curing' a line.
Truth is, I've never owned a sewing curve ruler! No particular reason, except perhaps that I learned to sew without one.
One day the light bulb came on (actually, I just felt like buying something, I get like that sometimes). And I absolutely had to have a curved ruler. What a pleasurable decision! I spent almost two hours researching the choices, reading reviews, and finally selecting one - the Fairgate Fashion Form ruler.
Instant love. Now I'm a drafting fool, whizzing through tracing with a single bound.
The ruler is long, 24" bottom to top - more importantly it has markings to 26" on the curve and 20" on the straight lines.
The markings are black, not red, which is much easier for me to read.
The top of the curve is tighter on the Fairgate - that extra bit might come in handy. One has to look at them together to see the difference:
I'm having such a good time today with my new ruler. And a bonus. While researching, I found a friendly site that offers a french curve template that can be downloaded, printed, and copied onto a suitable medium. A freebie and so organic!
Poor little dragonfly. We love them here and call them Mosquito Hawks. Dragonflies really do eat mosquitoes, unlike crane flies that have the same nickname. This looks like the result of a mid-air collision or badly aimed bite. The air was full of dragonflies after a rain.
Bye for now, and a nice weekend to all, Coco