I just wonder - how do I update the Layout? I noticed that if I had already transferred my pattern pieces to Layout, and then did changes to the pattern in either Draw or Details, the layout was not updated. I had to close the program and open it again. Any other way to do this?
The only way I have found to force a new layout to be generated is to reload the pattern. Closing and reopening the program is the simplest way to do this. @Grace have you found another way?
I just run it again from the Layout section. If you don’t like the layout, you can call up the menu by pressing the button on the left
I’m not sure if I have the cat by the tail, but I’ve never had this problem
duh! The option to do that did not exist in the first version I tried in 2017 and I paid no attention when it was added. Thank you @Grace
Thank you both!! There are a lot of great functions here, it’s just about taking the time to learn to use it all!
I have made one construction of a dress form, and when I finished, I did it all again. There are some differences to construction on paper compared to the digital one, and I am trying to find the best way to convert I am having a lot of fun exploring!
LOL, you’re very welcome Yes, it’s quite different from paper, but I find it easier to draft on the computer screen rather than standing next to a table measuring angles and lines
I do agree with you! But most often when I start on paper, it is by a line that I squares out from. And now I have already to think earlier on where to place my points, not lines
Luckily, I learnt to make the patterns only after I found Seamly
@Grace, That’s interesting! Are you a professional designer?
I am an amateur, sewing for myself and my family. But I do like maths and geometry and also a challenge, so in construction all of this is combined. As my children grow, I also like the possibility to just enter new measurement files to sew again garments that are favorites.
one of the most fun things for me was taking a bodice pattern and showing my sister that with just a few mouse clicks (3 if memory serves) I was able to magically transform the pattern from something to fit me into something that fit her. That presupposes that I created separate measurement files for each of us.
@Nina, no, like you, I’ve sewn for family & friends. All my daughter’s play clothes, ball gowns & wedding dress, I made. And now, like @kmf, I made my sister an outfit which, by changing the measurements file, I was able to make one for myself, as well. What is so wonderful is that now I can create my own patterns. Gone are the days of buying 3 or 4 patterns to mix & match to make 1 outfit and never to use the patterns again. I can take basic patterns and create the exact outfit out of it that I want. With Seamly, I don’t even have to create the basics each time. I just save the existing basic under a different name, add the new measurement file and get to work on the new design.
So much faster and easier
what is really helpful to me is when I need to make something for several members of the chorus in a play. The directors don’t think about the chorus members but always decide near the last minute that they have to have special something made
Yes, you’re a wizard with costumes and, of course, the directors think that one size fits all