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Today’s post will dig into the uses of the PatternMaker’s Basic Viewer.
This program is FREE to download and it comes with three basic slopers: bodice, pants and collars.
Once you have added the Basic Viewer to your PC, you will see an icon like this:
Open the program.
It will show you a blank page with a set of commands to work with. The commands are: (from left to right)
Mouse ( there is the option to design patterns with a digitizer)
Colors: Choose among 10 colors available
Lines: Choose among 5 different line options
Thickness of the line: choose among 10 line thicknesses’ options.
Layer: To make changes on the pattern
Yardage: Check on the SETTINGS to set the right amount of fabric width.
Program: The program you are using at the moment.
Command: Last action made.
Open the Macro Image (the yellow bodice image at the left side of the screen)
This will show you the sloper’s options available for free.
If you want to purchase a collection to add to your program, please visit its website here.
So, I clicked on the pants’s sloper.
This will show you the design’s options available.
Within the options, you can choose the amount of hip ease for it.
After that, you will be able to choose the waistband.
And how you would like the abdomen area to be.
After that, you will see the option to choose pockets:
Then, the customized measurements are available as well. If you want to see the measurements on centimeters, please, check on SETTINGS.
The program will show you exactly how to take that measurement.
There is also the options for lengths (zipper and outside seam), cuff circumference and seam allowance.
After that, press OK and it will show you the fully customized pants’ sloper.
Now it is ready to print!!!
Do you want to know how much fabric you will need? Check on this part of the screen for it.
And that it is all for today. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and make a great use of PatternMaker for your next project.