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cfonfold
Posted 2008-12-29 5:18 PM (#50804 - in reply to #50794)
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Understandable. I certainly don't draft them on a regular basis. I have PMB! And am very very thankful!

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cindysews
Posted 2009-01-03 1:09 PM (#51006 - in reply to #50658)
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I just ordered mine! I am so . I will be good at this yet!
A question, should I use PE or should I install the CAD program that comes with it.
I guess I want a step chart for novices. I am pretty comfortable with PE, just the pattern drafting I know almost nothing about. I have Armstrong's book and that is great, but I want to be able to do all my work here at my computer and PRINT and CUT and WEAR! Not much to ask?
Cindy
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cindysews
Posted 2009-01-05 8:49 PM (#51081 - in reply to #50658)
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I received my book today. Since the PE program in the book doesn't allow you to print out patterns, should I install it at all? Is this program ever going to be for sale to upgrade our PE in our programs?
So much information to absorb, will keep me busy for a while. But I love how it really is an instructional manual to make the styles you dream of. Definitely worth having to help design or copy styles!
Thanks so much!
Cindy
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2009-01-05 10:45 PM (#51087 - in reply to #51081)
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cindysews - 2009-01-05 7:49 PM

I received my book today. Since the PE program in the book doesn't allow you to print out patterns, should I install it at all? Is this program ever going to be for sale to upgrade our PE in our programs?


There is no reason for us to provide this program for sale as an upgrade. It has fewer tools than PE and does not print. Our goal with this book is primarily college fashion design programs. We provided the software free solely for college students who cannot afford pattern making software but need to learn computerized flat pattern.

If you want the movie tutorials and sample files, you will need to install the software. You do not have to use it though if you do not want to. You can use PE.
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cindysews
Posted 2009-01-06 12:18 AM (#51090 - in reply to #50658)
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Great! That makes sense. I love PE, and hope to watch the tutorials tomorrow!
Thanks again.
Cindy
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mariewilms
Posted 2009-01-06 9:28 PM (#51131 - in reply to #50658)
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I received my book today and think it will be helpful for learning PE.
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TessainGabriola
Posted 2009-01-09 5:49 PM (#51170 - in reply to #50658)
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Ohhh    <img align='middle' src='http://www.wildginger.com/forums/images/emoticons/idea.gif'>    This is one good book for me! The little I was doing in PE was so ass-backwards - clunky and in the wrong order anyways.  The beginning practice excercises are so much better than the programs. In the chapers on drafting the instructions are detailed and clear. Now I understand the why and when one would use the over 100 commands. Not to mention, the first thing you always do after opening the file, is to *save it* under it's new name! Even though you have nothing new there! <img align='middle' src='http://www.wildginger.com/forums/images/emoticons/idea.gif'>   I'm sorry, it's the little things I appreciate! <img align='middle' src='http://www.wildginger.com/forums/images/emoticons/goodvibes.gif'>  

I also like the spiral binding. So helpful when you are studying.

I understand that  maybe one doesn't need to use PE, but this is good if you do!!

Tessa

 

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cindysews
Posted 2009-01-09 9:25 PM (#51173 - in reply to #50658)
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Me Tooooo....it's all those little things I didn't know, I didn't know! Example, I have been working in PE for a while?? and I didn't know when I drew a line I could just type in the amount and it would draw exactly that size, DAH! That's just one example. There are dozens. What exercises are you doing Tessa? I've been reading, so point me to them
Cindy
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TessainGabriola
Posted 2009-01-11 10:44 PM (#51239 - in reply to #50658)
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I am doing the CAD tutorials on p.21 because I am trying to learn to use the Wacom pad and pen. It's easier on my wrist but harder on my patience! I like playing with the 4 squares rather than the plain lines and arcs of the PE tutorial.

So far my "ah ha" moment was that to lengthen a line you can write a minus number! p.64, "lengthening the CF to a single point distance"!  <img align='middle' src='http://www.wildginger.com/forums/images/emoticons/idea.gif'>    Do you know how long it takes me to 1,lengthen a line, 2, mark a point, 3 intersect and delete? I know it sounds like nothing, but it's enough to make me give up.   I haven't done each example before page 64, I was just looking.  

I also was impressed that smoothing arcs (in the making collars chapter) was something that Lisa and Rowena have to do, too! <img align='middle' src='http://www.wildginger.com/forums/images/emoticons/goodvibes.gif'>   I thought that I just wasn't careful enough with my curves. That is something I spend ages on with pencil and paper. Getting that French Curve just right...

Tessa

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patmiller3
Posted 2009-01-12 7:24 AM (#51243 - in reply to #50658)
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What is a Wacom pad and pen?

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cindysews
Posted 2009-01-12 12:03 PM (#51254 - in reply to #51243)
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It's like a mouse but it's a touchpad (tablet) and a pen like instrument that has buttons on it for right and double left clicking. Everytime you touch the touchpad with the pen is a left click. I use one all the time for digitizing embroidery designs, much easier than a mouse. I suspect most graphic artists and photo artists use them also, as they would make any artwork easier than a regular mouse.
Cindy
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TessainGabriola
Posted 2009-01-13 10:58 PM (#51283 - in reply to #50658)
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Here are 2 discussions about the wacom tablet and pen set.

http://www.wildginger.com/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=5825&posts=12

http://www.wildginger.com/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=3957&posts=28

Tessa

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TessainGabriola
Posted 2009-01-13 11:13 PM (#51284 - in reply to #50658)
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One of the links starts on page 2 of the discussion.

Tessa

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freetime
Posted 2009-02-05 7:41 AM (#51802 - in reply to #50730)
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Rowena, if you do another edition in the future, would you also do an addendum to add the new features for those who have already purchased the book or would a person need to order a whole new edition?

I was able to thumb through the book last weekend and it is fantastic. Looks very similar to the flat pattern book I used in college 230 years ago except it shows how to use the Patternmaster tools. Phyllis in GA
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KElliott
Posted 2009-02-23 8:20 PM (#52435 - in reply to #50658)
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i absolutely love the book! thus far, in my year of the learning!, i have only been working with styling options and hadn't done much in PE, after only a week of reading the text and watching the videos, i have made my first attempt at a pattern and am very pleased with the outcome!



i used the slash and pivot tool to create a gathered area for the side seam. there are additional photos in my photo album.
that i can hardly wait, there is just not enough time in the day!
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rowena___.
Posted 2009-02-23 8:36 PM (#52436 - in reply to #52435)
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trina, that is marvelous!!!  i am so happy the book was able to give you the confidence to make this, i know you will get lots of compliments on both tops.

i can hardly wait to see what you make next!

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Fashions by Joellyn
Posted 2009-02-23 9:11 PM (#52438 - in reply to #52436)
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Trina, that is just gorgeous! It's exactly the style I have been wanting to make. I have a couple of RTW tops similar to this, and they are so flattering! It looks stunning in red, too! And what an endorsement of the new book! I've been interested in it, but have held off on purchasing it until I have time to use it. Maybe I can do it, soon. I can't believe that you have only been using the program a year--fantastic!

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Bobolots
Posted 2009-02-23 10:37 PM (#52441 - in reply to #50658)
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TRINA!!!! I was debating on whether I should get the book but you have convinced me. I shall be ordering it soon. GREAT looking top.
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kirsten
Posted 2009-02-23 11:46 PM (#52443 - in reply to #52435)
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Trina, You are such an example of plugging away at something in such determination. Congratulations!!!!! You top is beautiful.

How much extra did you add to the slashes besides most probably the darts that you must have rotated. I have sometimes not added enough and this makes a statement.

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Mary Anne
Posted 2009-02-24 3:38 AM (#52449 - in reply to #52435)
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Trina Your top is just truly wonderful, and so inspiring! I did Karen's PE classes just last week, and have loved them and PE so much I am pondering getting the new book! You have just encouraged me to save harder Like you I also wish there was more time in the day, as I find using PMB so exciting. I am looking for a shop that sells 8 day weeks!!

Thank you for sharing,

Mary Ane
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KElliott
Posted 2009-02-24 6:05 AM (#52455 - in reply to #50658)
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thanks everyone for all your compliments. i am very proud of my accomplishments thus far with my wild ginger software.

i pivoted 1.5 in. in two places along the right seam of the front left bodice. I'm not really sure why i choose 1.5 in. as a starting point, but i just guessed 3 inches total would be enough and i wanted to leave so room at the top and bottom of the gathers just to lay properly.
I am very very SB'ed so many times my darts are really small and very narrow, so i just pretty much deleted them. I know that may not be the proper way, but that's what i did. I thought about rotating them but with the gathers, i didn't think it would make any difference. So i drew two straight lines from seam to seam and use those to pivot from and then went back and did a terrible job of re-connecting my lines.
I honestly had been waiting to learn this technique just for the SB reason, even with changing darts to gathers in my designs i never seem to get enough gather space for my taste so this will help me with that as well.
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-02-24 7:26 AM (#52457 - in reply to #50658)
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I you would send me your pattern I would like to put it and the pictures on the Wiki.
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dressed2atee
Posted 2009-02-27 11:31 AM (#52549 - in reply to #52455)
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Beautiful! You know you are going to have to teach your fellow "Gingersnaps" group how to do this. LOL!
Congratulations on your success. I just ordered the book!

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KElliott
Posted 2009-02-27 1:57 PM (#52550 - in reply to #50658)
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i am definitely NOT teacher material!! lol I just think right now, i have a lot more time to learn it then most, so i am trying to take advantage of that!

all hail to the year of learning!! that's my number one priority this year!

Karen i sent that file, let me know if you don't get it.
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Paula J
Posted 2009-03-24 7:07 AM (#53310 - in reply to #50658)
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Karen - I don't see that this ever made it onto the WIKI. I would really like to make this top. Any idea when it might be there? Thanks!
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