# Rounding off Waist and Hems

So, your skirt needs rounding off.  How do you do this and make sure that it fits the body and the rest of the pattern without either guessing or using one approximation that is supposed to work for all body types? The answer is easy, although it does involve a tiny bit of maths.

1. Imagine a simple skirt block.  This is from the 4 Gore pattern:

# 4-Gore and 6-Gore Skirt

This is the process for a 4-gore and 6-gore Skirt. First you will make a template for the gores out of paper or card using your own measurements and then use this template to measure and mark out the fabric. The process is really simple and you'll need only four measurements: your Hip, your Waist, the distance between Hip and Waist and the length of the skirt you want to make.

For simplicity, and so you can see how all steps were derived, ease for the Waist and Hips has been omitted. If you practice this pattern using paper, the final seam should fit perfectly to your model. If you make up this skirt for wearing, add wearing ease to the Hip and Waist measurements at Step #1 and #3. Let's start with the 4-gore skirt

1. On paper, mark out the following:

• Centre Line = Skirt Height, the distance from Waist down to wherever you want to skirt to stop. Mark a provisional Hem Line.
• Hip Line = full Hip measurement / 4.
• Waist Line = Waist measurement / 4.

# Leaves Study 1

Chanel Spring Summer 2011

Chanel Spring Summer 2011

Chanel Spring Summer 2011

Chanel Spring Summer 2011

Chanel Spring Summer 2011

Chanel Spring Summer 2011

# Evolution

Watch two siblings race to evolve through random mutation of a pathway to a target.

# Contagion

One coloured ball, infecting the rest.

# Bounce

Coloured balls, bouncing around.

# CowPing

The world famous game of CowPing, free to play. Grab Daisy the cow with your mouse and launch her into space.  Use the <SpaceBar> to reset.  PC only

# Virtual Lavalamp

Be soothed by this 60's throwback virtual lavalamp!

# ASTEROIDS

Play the Studio Xenon version of the 1979 Atari classic Asteroids in full vector emulation right here on this website.

# ROCKETS!

Old Arcade-style shooter! Free to play here on this site.

# Bromley North Village Consultation

Studio Xenon was recruited by Bromley North Village Traders Association to design and deliver a community research project in April-May 2014.

# Refugees of the Septic Heart

According to the programme blurb, Tom Dale's latest creation Refugees of the Septic Heart "reflects the heart beat of a nation as it perches on the brink of change."

# City Symphonies

This great project from Mark McKeague translates the motion of cars at a junction into sound events.

Did you know the Mona Lisa is 84% happy?

# 22 Great C.20 Pieces

1911/13 - Webern - 5 Pieces for Orchestra

# Summer Jungle

Summer pop-disco groove from Studio Xenon.

# Ma Nature's lyrical

From the garden of Studio Xenon!

# John Lydon

The sound of Anger is not melodic. -John Lydon

# Horniman Aquarium

A new exhibition called Rainforests of the Sea at the Horniman Museum is a short photo exhibition on Coral Reefs by the aquarium curator Jamie Craggs.

Great Lines.

# Conformity

Resistance is futile!

# Dancing Dolls

Just love this flickr pic from Allision Achauer. Great lighting texture and expressions.  From bits of wood.  How can bits of wood feel anything? Subjective construal at its very best.

# Alfa Secure Webb App

Studio Xenon's latest version of the Alfa Secure Online Account Administration system is now available.  A new .NET version of the Alfa system has hidden a number of unused features from previous releases and now calculates share values with P/L changes, deposits and redemptions.

# Come and Go Blues

The ad-hoc, semi practice-session quality of this recording is so laid back. And then there's that voice.

# Vision Wealth Rebrand

Studio Xenon's rebrand of Vision Wealth Capital was published today using the MeeboBlue template from Hurricane Media.  Also some awesome gold foil business cards designed by moi and printed by InterPrint in Bromley.

# Angels Born by Your Side

Folk solo and string quartet from Studio Xenon.

# Solzenitchyn

The line between good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.
The Gulag Archipelago - A. Solzenitchyn

# Science of Beauty

Attractive people are paid more at work and get more dates after work but what is it that defines an attractive face from an ugly mug?

# The Wasteland

The awful daring of a moment’s surrender
Which an age of prudence can never retract

# Helen Fisher

"I don't think we're an animal that was made to be happy. We're an animal that's built to reproduce." -Helen Fisher, Anthropologist

# Social Psychology 101

This is a great 17 lecture series on Social Psychology. If you ever wondered why you did things without knowing why, chances are the situation, environment, peer pressure, deference to authority or simple mental rules of thumb that everybody uses and that work in most (but not all) cases made you do it. Go UCLA!

# C G Jung

The foundation of all mental illness is the avoidance of legitimate suffering. - Carl Jung

# Fellini

"I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all.

If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it." -Federico Fellini

# Seneca

As is a tale, so is Life. Not how long it is, but how good it is that matters. - Seneca