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#1 james_tailor



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Posted 02 August 2016 - 12:12 AM

Is there anyone can help me find a tailor's square? Here in UK or US. Or anywhere  online.


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 01:05 AM

Hi Umsie,


are you thinking about this: 






Best, Ann

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 01:37 AM


"Nur der ist Meister seiner Kunst, der immer sucht, das Gute zu verbessern und niemals glaubt, das Beste schon zu haben."
"Only he is a master of his art who always seeks to improve the good and never believes to have the best already"

http://www.dressedwell.net/ It's snarky, but fun.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 02:17 AM


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Posted 20 August 2016 - 11:54 PM

Toolstation or Screwfix - they sell roofing squares of the right size

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 03:02 AM

Toolstation or Screwfix - they sell roofing squares of the right size

Tailors square, often called L Square, has a number of scales on them that pertain to the tailors needs for quickness. They are thin and light, which is easier on paper. I know of three sizes. The middle one is the same as the larger one, just cut back. The smallest, the scales are half size. The purpose of this is so you don't waste your time and paper drawing full size patterns while inventing and comparing and experimenting. Metric squares are different.

Roofing squares have very different scales and other information. They are built for heavier work. Not practical for making patterns for clothes. Better than using a book for square corners.
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#7 tutorversal



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 09:21 PM

Can someone please tell me if the same principle applies if you want to measure a 1/3rd or a 16th, 4th and so on?

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 10:15 PM

Tailor's square in a half scale size have all the same markings as the full size ones.
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