Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] patterns
Both Butterick and McCall's have websites with that
show current patterns. You should also be able to
special order the patterns (if you really want them)
through your local fabric store. Simplicity is the
best for historical commercial patterns. There are
also several other pattern sites that I use quite
often. I'm not a pattern drafter. I use existing
patterns and revise them to what I need.
I have used the simplicity patterns here in Australia
as it was easier than drafting my own and have found
the good to use and fairly accurate without taking it
to extremes and they can be modified to meet the SCA
and other standards. I havent used many of the
other brands because they are a little harder to get
here because halloween isnt as big here so the
manufactors think that us Aussie would be interested.
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- I had those sorts of problems with the old version until in a lot of frustration I called the 800 number. There were problems with the printer settings and after I adjusted those everything worked better. The new version is really much better definitely worth the cost of the upgrade. I now have access to a plotter and the patterns should print better.----- Original Message -----From: ConsueloSent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 3:06 PMSubject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] patternsI tried Dress Shop about 2 years ago and had all sorts of problems with it -- it must have improved since then. I found that the pattern markings didn't line up, the seams didn't match, and the darts didn't make sense on most of the stuff I made. Maybe I'll try the latest version. What kinds of garments to you draft with it?
I actually have found that drafting from the old patented scale systems works beautifully, and I use a lot less paper!
Rici Tegarden wrote:
I am using Dress Shop version 4. .Their web site is very good. http://www.livingsoft.com/ I should add a disclaimer, I am just a happy user and am not affiliated with this company. I found out about them from a sewing newsletter I used to get and bought the original version several years ago. I used that version to make a sloper and then drafted my own patterns. They have a licensing agreement if you want to draft patterns for clients and sell those patterns to the client.Rici
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