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November 26, 2006

Patternmaking Calculator

Filed under: Pattern Drafting,Tools — georgene @ 12:08 am

By Diva Georgene 

I ran across this handy pattern calculator at Pattern Stringcodes.com. Click on “software” at the end of the french curve banner at the top, and you will find a free software download for a calculator that works in inches and metric and can calculate in decimals as well as fractions. No more wondering how many centimeters 3/8 of a yard is!
I also love the feature that allows you to calcualte the radius of circle skirts – full and partial.
A handy item indeed, and now it sits on my desktop as a little icon.
I note also that Pattern Stringcodes sells basic and custom slopers. It seems like it could be a great service for those who are in the market for this, however based on a review of their sloper at Kathleen Fasanella’s Fashion Incubator blog, I would not be so quick to recommend it!. However, read up on their info on what slopers are good for – a great education on this basic building block for patternmaking.

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9 Comments

  1. And here: http://www.fashion-incubator.com/mt/archives/pattern_string_codes_pt2.html is a nice review of their sloper.

    Comment by Anonymous — November 26, 2006 @ 12:48 am

  2. I didn’t realize that this calculator existed. How handy!

    Comment by Mary Beth — November 26, 2006 @ 7:27 am

  3. Thanks Georgene.

    Comment by Els — November 26, 2006 @ 8:31 am

  4. Looks handy, but not available for MAC :(

    Comment by Kelly — November 26, 2006 @ 8:58 am

  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    What a handy dandy thing to have!

    Mermie

    Comment by Anonymous — November 26, 2006 @ 9:04 am

  6. Such a bummer that it won’t run on my Mac. Wah!

    Comment by Gorgeous Things — November 26, 2006 @ 9:24 am

  7. Hmmm . . . very interesting. The circle skirt part is a selling point for me!

    Comment by Summerset — November 27, 2006 @ 7:57 am

  8. Not to beat a dead horse but I have tried to sell body parts to get a pattern of this bag. I do think it’s horrible that she just plain ol’ knocked the darn thing off. I love the hobo look of it and the red one as well. Such simple style. I wish she was the original DE this is a great bag. If anyone knows of a pattern I can purchase I would appreciate the info. I like the bag so much I actually emailed and called Vogue. I got a big fat no!

    Comment by Mommy to be! — November 28, 2006 @ 1:35 pm

  9. You’ve solved one of my major headaches! Thanks so much. Sue

    Comment by Anonymous — December 11, 2006 @ 1:39 pm


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