Welcome! I’ve been feeling crowded here at 3 Hours Past for a while and many of you requested I simplify the design of the site. I had a chance to do just that today. I feel like I repainted the living room, very refreshing!
The main links are up at the top- the Blank Canvas Tee, Sewing Cake and so on. I left the categories and archives at the very bottom of this page. I hope the new layout is easy on your eyes and easier to navigate. If you have a suggestion, let me know (gently) in comments.
Today’s random number winner is #9:
Clues about the Hand Width + Bicep Survey
A few days ago, I asked for hand & bicep circumferences (still collecting, giveaway still happening!) to create one of my weird spreadsheets. I am not designing a gauntlet or handwear, I’ll leave that to designers in colder climates. My research is a little more abstract, tracking weight and handwidth to find a correlation if any exists. Also, I want to know hand widths for another project not related to hands.
Some time ago I stumbled across this deceptively dry title in googlebooks: “Pattern Drafting, Pattern Grading, Garment Making, Garment Fitting” by Edward Gurney, 1939. He breaks drafting and grading into a complex system of ratios, with lots of interesting rabbit trails. Some of his ideas are quite sensible and I can verify his formulas from my own data. I want to test a few of his other equations, so once we run out of Envelope Panel offcuts (Friday), I’ll start another measurement survey/giveaway and we’ll talk about what I found out in this one- in 300 words. Sound like fun?