By Angela Pingel
You'll become aware of an creation to curved piecing through one easy block--Drunkard's course. writer Angela Pingel demonstrates how this unmarried block could be prepare in quite a few styles that glance completely assorted in each mix. Drunkard's direction can create a sinuous unbelievable line like its namesake or curved motifs that shape teardrops, arabesques, vegetation, and different discrete shapes.
Dive deep into the fundamentals of curved piecing after which discover quite a few tasks together with huge quilts, child quilts, pillows, and a desk runner. locate inspiring new how you can use that previous favourite, Drunkard's direction block, to create quilts that glance new and assorted. A Quilter's Mixology is the precise "next-step" publication geared in the direction of intermediate quilters or quilters trying to find the subsequent problem.
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In improving the effect. The tucks at the back neck line not only solve the problem of fitting the figure with rounded shoulders but as a design feature break up the plain surface area. Fig. 41 (b). In this case, lengthwise lines with a gradual curv ing obtain an effect of narrowing width across the shoulders, and, as they extend outward through the hips, give an appearance of width to the figure below the waist line and a properly balanced effect. The parallel inverted V line, ending in vertical plaits, completes the balance.
Making the Back View. — When working out a design, it is essential that the back view be shown, for frequently design fea tures that are introduced in the back of a garment have a definite For your convenience, a small back view is bearing on its success. given in Fig. 20 for you to trace and use as a foundation for the back of this design or in connection with any of the forthcoming figure types, just as you used the front view, modifying it as may be necessary to secure the outline you desire.
Fig. 38 (a). The sleeve shown here has a good-sized armseye, and, like the dress in which it is used, fits so easily as not to make the arm appear large. The cuff detail is a good one for, while it is DESIGNING AND PLANNING CLOTHES 49 narrow for the most part, it is shaped to a point in such a way as to blend the cuff and sleeve together, thus adding to the apparent length of the armratherthantakingawayfromit,asacuffusuallydoes. Fig. 38 (b). A seemingly straight line, back and front, coming to a point at the tip of the shoulder, forms the armseye in the figure shown, the angle giving a narrow effect to the upper arm and proving an excellent construction feature for those types whose arms are large just below the shoulder.