I wound up spending a little more time converting the Vasquina cutting diagrams and incredibly that one diagram does appear to have engraving and printing errors as well as makes considerable compromise in cut by being so short! But really. All three in a single page? But that’s what seems to be going on.
I did also reread the opening chapters and yes, rounding is to the nearest smallest fraction. These are 1/12, 1/8, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 no 1/5 or 1/7 of 1/9.
Thus my sb (5/6) and ob (7/8) that I worked out would add together to make a non whole fraction and so is rounded to 7q. So the rounding is not due to curve but imperfect fractions.
There was a massive fine also for copyright infringers of this work so that remains a potential motive for keeping an error still. A massive fine that was divided between the plaintiff, the judge and the royal household.
But my other idea that the book would not be quite as needed by master tailors as much as their journeymen is also stated quite up front.
I had previously gone through the Saya and they are so much more formalised, perhaps not surprising.
I need a break but it was good practice.
I’ve also been filling in the gaps of my tailoring timeline so I need to prepare more preview images and get citing on maybe 30, 30(!!!), new inclusions.
What this also means is that I have to create some more cats by century and decade. It’s pretty draining and repetitive work but if I don’t have the (current) ability to change the view (details, grid etc) then at least I can help people find the nearest date range more easily.