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Pattern Maker: Pattern Drafting Software for PC
PatternMaker is a CAD-program programmed for pattern
drafting in the USA. It is an independent CAD software package. Using
plug-ins, macros, with the PatternMaker package allows one to
draw patterns with one's own measurements.
PatternMaker software allows drawing patterns for all kinds of figure shapes. Computerized patterns solve problems especially if you often need to adjust standard patterns to fit your body shape.
Read about PatternMaker 7 properties
Five program versions available
Freeware Basic Version
Print with any printer
more about PatternMaker program versions
Macros - fashion patterns to given measurements
computerized patterns for your own measurements is easy: all you
need to do is enter your measurements and the computer will print
out patterns with a precise fit for you! Macro pattern collections
are available for all basic ladies garments, as well as for menswear,
teenwear, childrenswear, babywear, maternitywear and lingerie.
PatternMaker Macros have been designed and programmed in Finland
using the Scandinavian pattern drafting method.
PatternMaker & Macro Quick User GuidePetternMaker Macro Quick User Guide is now available on this site.
Measuring makes the differenceMeasuring is the most important thing that is different in PatternMaker compared to other pattern drafting programs sold in USA. Only unambiguous and easy to take measurements are needed. This is because the pattern drafting system used for programming the macros is different, the Scandinavian one.
Scandinavian pattern drafting system is very near to the Mueller & Sohn pattern drafting system widely used in Europe (e.g in Burda patterns).
Read about the measuring for the PatternMaker macros.
Use the measuring instructions also for the pattern drafting lessons
on this site.
Use PatternMaker for many purposesI have used PatternMaker to produce patterns for a women's clay torso. I do not know whether "real artists" approve my technique but for me it was a lot of fun!
Pottery as a hobbyPottery is one of my dearest hobbies. If you want to see pictures, click on the link below. The text is in Finnish but the photos are international :)
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Pattern drafting instructions for women's basic bodice
Pattern drafting instructions for women's basic bodice have been published on this site. Please click here. If you want to see how PatternMaker macros draft patterns according to the Scandinavian pattern drafting system, please refer to these instructions. It is exactly the way PatternMaker macros draft basic bodice. Each macro starts with basic bodice according to given measurements on top of which design alterations are programmed. If you want to try drafting your basic bodice manually, just follow the instructions.
If you want to have basic bodice for men, women
and children to given measurements and with many ease options,
please use the
PatternMaker Hats Collection and PatternMaker Womens Coats MacroPatternMaker Hats Collections contains patterns for hats, hoods and caps. PatternMaker Women's Coats is a single macro (not a collection) that drafts a custom-fit pattern for an overcoat or robe.
Rococo-garments with PatternMaker
In autumn of 2001, students at Keski-Savon oppimiskeskus, a trade school in Finland,
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