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Creating a sewing pattern by choosing design elements

The pattern designer works as a sequence of features of a pattern, which means that you need to choose the correct option at every step offered by the designer. The software then generates a complete pattern script and drafts a pattern in the suggested size measurements.

First of all, choose between the types of garments. Currently available are: DressesTopsSkirtsPantsJumpsuits and Lingerie.



Sewist CAD Mix and Match Designer works hierarchically. This means that you need to select the option you like at every step, and the software takes you to the next selection or provides you with a pattern.

For example, when designing a dress, the system will offer to choose:

- Ease
- Length
- Type of dress (standard, raglan, straps, wrap, 1-shoulder, creative, etc)
- Neckline
- Collar (if applicable)
- Front closure (buttons to hem, to waist, polo, zipper, etc)
- Silhouette (fitted dresses with or without waist seam, A-line dresses, etc)
- Skirt
- Front design
- Back design
- Sleeves

At every step you will see the design elements that you have already selected on top, and the available options below. Click the option you like to advance.

All patterns apart from Lingerie are intended for a variety of natural/mixed woven dress or light suiting fabrics. Patterns for high stretchy fabrics are not yet available at the moment.

The small coin icons on the images signify that these are paid options. You can purchase patterns by using sewcoins or by paying for patterns individually.

The numbers in small font under the images stand for the number of variations of patterns available at this step of the pattern designer and will diminish when you proceed with selecting the pattern features.


For example, by choosing 

Dress - Semi-fitted - Knee length - Regular armholes - Jewel neckline - Peter Pan collar - No front closure - Dress with waist seam - Straight skirt - Front shoulder and waist darts - Back waist dart - 1/8 sleeve

we arrive to pattern #1776960


In case you would like to edit the selection, open the top tab and hover the design elements. When use the pencil icons where available to change the design elements. 

For example, we can change knee length to ankle length as follows:


The system will regenerate the pattern, and its number will change:

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