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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: grandma C
Date: 05-19-2007, 01:06 PM (1 of 4)
Has anyone taken a Wild Ginger workshop??? I have their Pattern Master software and wondered if their workshops are that helpful. Part of the software requires computer assisted drafting and I am new to pattern drafting on paper and on computer. The classes are online.
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: skiNsew
Date: 05-24-2007, 08:00 AM (2 of 4)
I use PMB and visit their forum on a daily basis. I have never taken any of their online classes---they did not have them when I started using the product. I did take a class from an "expert user" in my area. It concentrated on using the Pattern Editor part of the program and was very useful. Before taking the class, I could never get it to do what I wanted even though I keep looking at the help files etc. Anyway, despite all of this I almost always do any alterations that I want the old fashioned way----by adjusting the paper pattern.

I have used the software for 4 years and I still make a lot of muslins from the patterns before I make up the pattern in fashion fabric. Naturally this always shows up some tweaking opportunities and I always do these on the paper pattern so that I do not have to reprint and tape.

User: skiNsew
Member since: 06-09-2005
Total posts: 33
From: grandma C
Date: 05-26-2007, 11:46 AM (3 of 4)
Mary, Thank You! That gives me food for thought. There are no expert users in my area that I am aware of. I found one pro sewer that uses it some but admits she may not be able to help me much. I am looking for any education I can get but sometimes the Price is profibitive.
Grandma C
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: pookie
Date: 05-26-2007, 02:55 PM (4 of 4)
I never heard of anything like this, I am going to look into it, sound like something I would be intrested in...

User: pookie
Member since: 05-07-2007
Total posts: 41
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