Author Archives: Susan
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
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
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
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
The previous great SVG learning site that I blogged about earlier was out of date in 2009.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
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
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
My main wiki page has been ravaged and sacked.
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.
I found a newly developed library that I think will make creating objects in Inkscape a lot easier: pySVG – http://codeboje.de/pysvg/ . Just found some great documentation at /usr/share/pySVG/doc/html/genindex.html that provides an index of the api which link to … Continue reading Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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