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Kate Davis pants pattern – May 04

Pinemeadows | Posted in General Discussion on

In this last issue (May), I saw where David Coffin was going to draft a pants pattern for Kate (winner of the shopping spree).  Judith Neukam (editor) was also going to draft one for her, but she was using computer software, while David used ruler and pencils. 

The article said that the draft that fit best was the computer version!  I am absolutely dying to know which software program was used for this!!!  I have 3 different programs, so figure it should be one of those, right???  LOL

I wonder how to find out????




  1. FitnessNut | | #1

    I think it would be interesting to see a short article on this very process. Hopefully someone at Threads thought of this whilst it was going on......


  2. carolfresia | | #2

    Jean, I'll ask Judy which program she used. We have most of them here, from when Judy and Jen Sauer did the overview of pattern-drafting software. I was one of the "lucky" guinea pigs (OK, I was lucky, except for having to wear a one-sleeved muslin in the magazine!) who got slopers or test garments from every program, and I can testify that they all were a decent fit--and every one of them much better than patterns straight from the envelope, even though I'm a pretty standard size. 

    The difference between the computer-drafted and the David-drafted pants was pretty minimal, really--Kate could have used either one quite successfully.


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    stitchhappy | | #3

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    1. Pinemeadows | | #4

      Thanks for posting the answer....this is one of the programs I have, and I sort of suspected it would be this one!

      I just need to get some good measurements, and then I'd like to tackle some garments.


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