Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I'm Betsy Ross!!!

But with technology.

First, image of flag from Wikipedia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/CSA_FLAG_4.3.1861-21.5.1861.svg/500px-CSA_FLAG_4.3.1861-21.5.1861.svg.png



Put the flag image into Illustrator and made it the real life size I want:



Traced the lines:



Hid the colored image, set printing to page tiles.


I only need sheets 1 and 2 to get started. Now there's NO guesswork about how to line the stars up in a perfect circle or how big to make them.



I really don't know how Betsy Ross did her seams. I don't know how Confederate flags were sewn in real life either! I doubt it was zigzag seams, so I get an F on authenticity, but if I actually get them MADE I will get points from my little guys :-)

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