If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know how much I love using Ottobre patterns. But one thing I dislike is adding the seam allowances to the traced pattern pieces. Well, several months ago I ordered two curved rulers, the 3/8" and the 5/8", from Claire Tharp's Etsy shop hoping that they might make the job a bit easier.
It has been ages since I've sewn Ottobre. But today I decided to make my 7-year-old a swimsuit, and I pulled out the 3/8" curve. It was no problem adding just 1/4" seam allowance to the swimsuit pattern with this ruler.
Let me tell you, these rulers are fabulous! They make adding seam allowances soooooo easy! Ottobre patterns are a maze of lines, and I've heard that Burda patterns are even more complicated. I sound like a commercial, don't I? Really, I'm just a satisfied curved ruler owner--no affiliation or compensation from Claire. But if you do buy one or more of her rulers, tell her I sent you. :)
As for the swimsuit sewing, it's almost finished. I was interrupted in the sewing process and will complete it tomorrow. Boy, it sure felt good to sew again!!!!!! Even something as simple as a little girl's swimsuit.
Happy Sewing (or knitting, which is what I'm going to do now),