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sewingnut | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I don’t have Boutique 4 but have used Boutique 3 for several years.  I find the sleeves too big on the top and too tight at the elbow down.  And I usually use a collar from a purchased pattern for the lapel blouse because the Boutique pattern is too wierd.  In other words, I usually have to re-do the whole pattern and always have to make a muslin.  I also have Living Soft Dress Designer and have had more luck with that, but neither is set up so you can just put in your measurements and make a garment.  I have to make a muslin with both of them. 


  1. NY2NZ | | #1

    I have Dress Shop 7 from Livingsoft NW, which I think is the same company that makes your Dress Designer (??)

    Anyway, with the DS I can input specific measurements, and can change them as needed.     So I'm a bit confounded if what you have is the same as what I have, because Livingsoft has a forum on their website too to ask all these questions.

    Have you tried that yet?



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    blingy | | #2

    I have never heard of Living Soft Dress designer but I am going to check it out.  I will keep plugging away at PMB4, I do think it shows some promise but holy moses, what it takes to get anywhere with it!  Thanks for the info.

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