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suecar2002
Posted 2010-11-13 10:01 AM (#70273)
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Hi, I have a general question about Digital Flat Pattern. Are the lessons designed ONLY to incorporate the use of the computer with previously learned pattern drafting skills, or would they help someone with no previous pattern drafting knowledge? I have Helen Armstrong's book, but I'm rather overwhelmed by it. Thanks

Sue in PA
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rowena___.
Posted 2010-11-13 10:47 AM (#70276 - in reply to #70273)
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suecar2002 - 2010-11-13 8:01 AMHi, I have a general question about Digital Flat Pattern. Are the lessons designed ONLY to incorporate the use of the computer with previously learned pattern drafting skills, or would they help someone with no previous pattern drafting knowledge? I have Helen Armstrong's book, but I'm rather overwhelmed by it. ThanksSue in PA

the book teaches how to make patterns "from scratch" using CAD.  if you have no previous patternmaking experience, you will learn what you need to know to make them by computer.  however, the techniques do not match paper and pencil patternmaking, because there are some things that you simply cannot do with a computer, such as swing a ruler till it hits a mark.  

it is good to learn as much as you can of both methods, so you can choose which suits your needs for a given project.

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suecar2002
Posted 2010-11-13 10:57 AM (#70277 - in reply to #70276)
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Thank you, Rowena, that's what I was hoping.

Sue in PA
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cfonfold
Posted 2010-11-13 11:16 AM (#70279 - in reply to #70273)
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And  as far as I know it is the only one out there. There will be more, but this is the first. And it is beautifully put together. It follows the text formats as to presentation but using cad instead of paper and pencil. So it is easy to reference Armstrong if you feel so inclined. Rowena and Lisa and done a fine, fine job. I used it as a "text" for my last two students.

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margie2
Posted 2010-11-18 6:50 PM (#70499 - in reply to #70273)
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Is the book, "Digital Flat Pattern: The Apparel Designer's Handbook" part of the Holiday discount? It is what I have asked for from Santa.
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Lisa - Tech Support
Posted 2010-11-18 7:00 PM (#70500 - in reply to #70499)
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The Digital Flat Pattern book is full color and extremely expensive to print. We do not offer any discounts on it.

margie2 - 2010-11-18 6:50 PM
Is the book, "Digital Flat Pattern: The Apparel Designer's Handbook" part of the Holiday discount? It is what I have asked for from Santa.
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margie2
Posted 2010-11-18 7:17 PM (#70501 - in reply to #70500)
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Thanks Lisa. That won't stop me from buying it. It was just the only thing left off the list of Holiday discounts.
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TessainGabriola
Posted 2010-12-07 11:49 PM (#71129 - in reply to #70273)
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I like the book very much. I did take some classes in flat paper pattern drafting so I can do it. But I feel that computers are the way to go. I am 59 1/2 years old and I really should be knowledgable. One can be  accurate more easily on a screen. Are us paper-and-pencil people going the way of the dodo?
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