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FOSS digital patternmaking developer

Finally, some rest for the wicked…everybody else will have to stay awake

The Back Bodice Block Pattern is done. Must remove reference lines, pretty it up and give it a nice bouncy shine. Commented code as I went along because I remember nothing from day to day. Three months ago I had … Continue reading

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Simultaneous solving of equations – who knew it would come to this?

Oh yeah.  I had a shoulder line with a slope.  Needed to make a  dart perpendicular to shoulder line at the midpoint. Aha!  Get slope of shoulder line, negate & invert to get perpendicular slope.  Use midpoint as center point … Continue reading

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SVG Quadratic Bezier Curves in Python? I pwned ‘em

I’ve been struggling with creating bezier curves in an Inkscape SVG drawing from within a custom Inkscape extension written in Python.  It turns out that it’s the formatting of the element call that was the problem.  Here’s what worked for … Continue reading

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BOOOKS!

Couldn’t help it, ordered a few more books, found a couple at a thrift store: Applied Geometry for Computer Graphics and CAD – (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series) by Duncan Marsh Men’s Garments 1830-1900: A Guide to Pattern Cutting and Tailoring … Continue reading

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SVG Primer current site

The previous great SVG learning site that I blogged about earlier was out of date in 2009.  The current version is at the W3 site.  It’s been there for some time. And it’s still the best I’ve found. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Snuggles won!

Yeah, it’s official. I’ve created a template for patterns which is based on pixels.  The units for creating or editing an object within an extension can be changed to inches or centimeters by appending ‘in’, ‘cm’ or ‘px’ to the … Continue reading

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Bsplines give me migraines

Found a great site which seems very promising in explaining how to control the results of the path command. An SVG Primer for Today’s Browsers by David Daily. http://srufaculty.sru.edu/david.dailey/cs427/StateOfArt-Dailey.html Okay, it seems that this is from 2009.  It’s now available … Continue reading

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Vandals, or was it Visigoths

My main wiki page has been ravaged and sacked.

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Pixels v. Centimeters v. Inches v. Snuggles

Small annoyance:  I haven’t found a way to change Inkscape unit settings from within an extension.  Each extension must convert centimeters and inches to pixels so that any pattern design is modified consistently with either measurement system.

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Getting to know pySVG library

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Waiting for Processing

Ordered two programming books today. Processing: Creative Coding and Computational Art Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists It’s been easy to get to information regarding editing selected Inkscape objects from within an extension, but for some reason … Continue reading

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Inkscape tutorial – pen of Sequins!

Holy cow! check this out.  It’s a tutorial at Very Simple Designs how to design a line of sequins.  How to turn it into an extension using pattern-along-path feature to easily create a  line or curve of sequins? This extension … Continue reading

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Prairie vole, museum curate, or video game fodder?

I’ve been thinking about some of the reasons which motivate my efforts in producing this product. Some of it has to be the  joy of sharing. The ability to feel joy while sharing knowledge is probably a bit like a … Continue reading

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Three New Books

Added 3 new books to the pattern making book list.  Two were highly recommended by Kathleen Fasanella (Fashion Incubator), and the third was only mentioned by her, but I liked it because the title uses the word ‘Tailoring’. The Amazon … Continue reading

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Test extension works!

Implemented Jerry Stratton’s extension to create multiple copies of an object. Nice extension for a first timer – no typos and great post. Looked at ~/.config/inkscape/extension-errors.log after errors encountered in running this extension. Removed extension-errors.log after each resolution of problem.then … Continue reading

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