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From: Sheri
Date: 01-24-2005, 12:02 PM (1 of 6)
I just found this on the web. I read somewhere in this forum that this is no longer available online, as of sometime in 2003, but it must be back. I looks good--you can download a demo and use it for 30 uses-- that's 30 times of using it, not 30 consecutive days. Then you can buy the whole program, or bits and pieces. You can buy the men's collection, for example, for $29.95 and it includes pants, jacket, shirt, and vest.

Has anyone tried it? It sounds good and I may buy just the men's collection to make shirts for my 4-different-sizes-from-the-waist-up husband, unless I get negative feedback...
User: Sheri
Member since: 12-04-2000
Total posts: 126
From: mamadus
Date: 02-06-2005, 03:58 AM (2 of 6)
I have just started using Pattern Master Boutique, which I got at the IEC (Indiana embroidery Conference) last year... I've just started working on my first sloper... pants, so I can't really compare it to other pattern drafting programs...

life is too short, not to explore
User: mamadus
Member since: 12-31-2004
Total posts: 492
From: auzzi
Date: 02-07-2005, 01:20 AM (3 of 6)
This seems to be the home-page for this software package

Check out the SEWING & MACRO INSTRUCTIONS - TUTORIALS - PATTERN DRAFTING LESSONS [or just generally everything - I found it useful and interesting even without the programme]
User: auzzi
Member since: 10-28-2003
Total posts: 56
From: Sheri
Date: 02-08-2005, 10:30 AM (4 of 6)
I found it here:
User: Sheri
Member since: 12-04-2000
Total posts: 126
From: atestone
Date: 02-08-2005, 10:39 AM (5 of 6)
I've been considering buying the Pattern Master Boutique. Would you let us know what you think about it and if it's worth the investment? I was actually thinking about buying the children's program since I have 3 children. Ready-made pants are all about 6 inches too long for my oldest and end up cutting and hemming anyway.

User: atestone
Member since: 12-01-2004
Total posts: 2
From: Sheri
Date: 04-26-2005, 12:27 PM (6 of 6)
I didn't find any bad feedback, so I went ahead and bought the men's collection. I tried to draft off a pattern for DH, and it came out way too small. There's a yahoo Patternmaker users page and I went there and asked. The woman I bought the software from checks the board and emailed me, trying to help me solve the problem. She has an older version of the software, and using the measurements I had used, she drafted a pattern for me. It was much closer to DH's size, but still no go. I've figured this out: his back side is probably XXL to XXXL, but his front is probably 4XL-8 or 9XL.

Well, the woman who sold me the software sympathizes, but she sent me a refund and told me to check back in a year or two--they might be able to help me then. For now, I'm still trying to figure out how to make a shirt pattern fit my DH. :nervous:
User: Sheri
Member since: 12-04-2000
Total posts: 126
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