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Dusan Mrak Magic Fit and special french curve

New postby julieann1219 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:09 pm

I am very interested in trying to replace the Magic fit Acrylic French curve with the built in hem-guide and the "open" seam lines. :idea: I bought one with my Designing with Dusan Mrak Dress and Pant kits, years ago. My plastic/acrylic french curve combo was broken into pieces years ago. :( My father tried to replicate it with little success. I just cannot bear to buy any other french curves after using the ones form the AFI.

There is an archive here where "Mary" was a friend of his and was able to get things from him personally. If anyone knows how to reach him or if AFI have ever got up a website..please let me know! :dance:
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Re: Dusan Mrak Magic Fit and special french curve

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:05 pm

I have something Dusan sent me from that time on S-W-N website thread with Mary.. Let me see if the Box has any type of address on it.. I have my french curve from way back when I first met him , but I cannot part with it.. Give me a couple of days to get back on here with info..
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Re: Dusan Mrak Magic Fit and special french curve

New postby julieann1219 on Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:12 am

Thank you for your interest in helping me locate one of his french curve-hem guides!
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New postby neefer on Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:05 pm

I did a search on Dusan Mrak, and one person by that name lives in WA state. You could call him: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=first% ... r=php-phon
I believe this Dusan is an organist, but maybe that is his hobby?
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Re: Dusan Mrak Magic Fit and special french curve

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:35 pm

That has got to be the right one.. I thought it was Oregon that he lived in, but Wash. State must be it.. I knew it was up in the very western and northern corner of the continental US.. Here is the info I have.. Magic Fit styling curve ruler. Designing With Dusan-- The box that he sent me the pants patternmaking kit in 2005 is marked from Inventive Technologies -- P O Box 606 Anacortes, Wa 98221 and it came UPS from a package store in that town. Marked "from Dusan" .. That is his first name btw, last name is Mrak. I still have the french curve stored in the blue cardboard that it cam in from the original seminar. It is copywrited 1984... I know I have had it a long time.. I don't remember when he came to Charlotte to give that demo but I was so glad I had read about it in the paper. I learned how to take a jillion measurements and mark little dots on the master and then draw lines from dot to dot and have a basic dress pattern that fit me to a T !! I need to get a buddy and get myself measured aggain so I can have a master to go by to alter the patterns I buy. I suggest you look as she suggested on google, call the number and leave a message.. I'm sure it will go to voice mail.. If you are lucky , he may answer the phone.. He called me because there was a problem and he did not get my message in a timely manner. He called me to apoligize for the delay in answering me.. As I said that was in 2005 and I had found him thru a lady named Mary on the Old S-W-N website. (Not Mary Wilkins, another Mary)
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Re: Dusan Mrak Magic Fit and special french curve

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:37 pm

Julie Ann , If you cannot get him, Send me a PM and I will trace mine on tissue paper and mail it to you..
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New postby Aunt Sherry on Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:47 pm

Hello! This is my first post and I'm grateful for the opportunity. I am looking for the curve ruler by Dusan Mrak. Someone has it in BC for $21.00 with a $25 shipping fee. Do you have any idea where I might get one here in the U.S.? My friend took his class, but she won't let me steal hers...Thanks so much, Sherry
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Re: Dusan Mrak Magic Fit and special french curve

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:21 pm

Sherry, If you will go to some of the better equipped fabric shops, they will have what you are looking for.. It is a traditional "French Curve Ruler".. I bought one recently at Hancocks, and then found my Origiinal that I bought all those years ago when Mr. Mrak was here for a workshop/sales meeting. The curve part and all hem measure part are the same.. one is just a little longer .. When I found my original , I sold the new one to a friend who did not want to drive to Hancocks.. Suited me. I did not need 2 of them..
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Re: Dusan Mrak Magic Fit and special french curve

New postby jeniwren110 on Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:41 pm

Hello-
I am going to buy an old Dusan Master Fit Pattern. I was reading along on this post and was wondering how one would use the Master Fit Pattern to help alter commercially bought patterns. Thank you very much for any help!
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Re: Dusan Mrak Magic Fit and special french curve

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:57 pm

If you have the book that came in the set, all instructions are in there.. If you will have the video, I understand all instr. are on it also. I do not have the video and have never seen it. I do have tie book .. I bought it from him back in the 80's. Back then everything was on paper.
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