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Which pattern making software do you use - if any? 10 posts, 8 writers, 268 readers, started 86 months ago

posted 85 months ago (Sunday, December 6) by MeMorgan
#1
Use Garment Designer by Cochenille for some basic stuff 
For others (not me) It's quick for creating and printing a basic draft based on measurements and usually I'll manually manipulate for more complex details and shaping.

For myself I mostly use manual pattern drafting & manipulation based on personalised blocks.  (quick and easy to draw around a personal block (sloper) compared with print and taping pages together.

posted 84 months ago (Friday, January 22) by lkwetter
#2
I just started drafting my own slopers. I found it maddening to have to keep redrawing my pants pattern every time I wanted to modify something, so finally, I marked off sections on my sloper, scanned it in sections, put the scans back together in Corel Draw, and then traced the sloper. It took a while, but now, I have it digitized and can make modifications very easily and more accurately.  It's also super easy to add seam allowances. It takes just a click. I just print it on 8-1/2 x 11 sheets using the printer tiling setting and tape the sheets together. I'm lazy. I just tape the sheets well and use that for my pattern for cutting out the fabric. (this probably won't work for delicate fabrics)  I store the printed patterns folded in big manila envelopes with a picture of the style drawn on the outside.

I love that Lekala offers DXF file formats. I can just import them into Corel Draw and add seam allowances and make any changes I want so easily.

posted 83 months ago (Wednesday, February 3) by Sewist
#3
Lekala actually has a software that is behind the patterns, and there's even a possibility of drafting patterns in it against a tiny franchise payment per pattern.

I am not sure if that would be of interest, but I could start a thread about it in Lekala group.
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posted 83 months ago (Thursday, February 4) by Lillifix
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That sounds amazing!:)
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posted 83 months ago (Saturday, February 6) by Sewist
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I shall then open a thread in Lekala group and prepare some docs :)

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posted 83 months ago (Friday, February 12) by Catina
#6
I would love that! I'm addicted to pattern making and pattern software!

posted 83 months ago (Tuesday, February 16), edited 83 months ago by Lekala
#7
Thread opened and I made a couple of posts :) 

posted 79 months ago (Friday, May 27) by Sewist
#8
I have also added a couple of video master classes re Sewist Online Designer (WIP) to this group: 

posted 30 months ago (Tuesday, June 9) by theqeffectz
#9
I use Valetina Cad

posted 1 months ago (Tuesday, November 1), edited 1 months ago by Mithu
#10
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