Category Archives: Design
Steampunk Jacket: Create seam allowance with Inkscapeâ€™s Outset feature
Current code files for Steampunk Jacket are here: http://www.sew-brilliant.org/wiki/index.php?title=Men’s_Steampunk_Jacket_1870-1900 Once the pattern is generated with the extension steampunk_jacket.inx and steampunk_jacket.py: 1.select all points that aren’t corners and set to auto-smooth. Â Set points at the waist line and elbows to symmetrical. … Continue reading
Excellent Vintage Pattern Design website
VintageSewing.info is an extraordinary resource for those who don’t want to invest any $$ to pick up some of these techniques. Â At the very least it can fire your imagination to do your own creation:
Steampunk Jacket Back and Front Pieces Done
I’ll try to post the file on the wiki soon. Â These two pieces had to be generated from the same file, as they shared several reference lines. Â I need to create patterns for the sleeve, both pockets, the collar, collar … Continue reading
Next Project: Steampunk Menâ€™s Suit circa 1855
My stepson wants something to wear to DragonCon. Â That’s a fairly tight delivery date. So last night I wrote the inkscape extension to create thejacket back pattern. Â This weekend I’ll finish the front jacket pattern. Â Then the muslin test, then … Continue reading
Front Bodice Block done!
I rewrote the programs again, tweaking the curves and re-thinking the algorithm. The latest files are posted at Current Code Files
Simultaneous solving of equations â€“ who knew it would come to this?
Oh yeah.Â I had a shoulder line with a slope.Â Needed to make aÂ dart perpendicular to shoulder line at the midpoint. Aha!Â Get slope of shoulder line, negate & invert to get perpendicular slope.Â Use midpoint as center point … Continue reading
Hereâ€™s the presentation from LGM
Here’s a link to the presentation slides from Libre Graphics Meeting 2010.