Do you use a computer patterncutting program?
I have recently started to make sample garments for a young designer who has some amazing ideas which do not always follow the ‘rules’ of patternmaking and I am having difficulty finding a program which will let me draft from scratch as well as using a ‘pick-and-mix’ system.
what systems do any of you use and what success rates have you had?
I need to make a decision fairly soon and would like to try out as many as I can.
I have tried Patternmaker 7 ‘s free trial and although it is fairly versatile it will not go as far as I need and I found the operating system difficult to get to grips with.
I also want to print the patterns onto larger paper, possibly using a plotter (I think) – what experience do you have with this aspect of the patterns – do you find the sticking together of smaller (regular printer paper size) sheets as big a chore as drafting from scratch? And is it possible to by tissue type paper to use in a printer or plotter?
Thanks in anticipation