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Trousers with Reference Grid
After much work, I’ve developed a new pattern formula, basing it on a person’s actual measurements, not measurements over a similarly fitting garment. Â This pattern is reproducible mathematically and retains proper shape and curve.
Learning git through webinar with awesome teacher Matthew McCullough. Here’s his blog if interested in knowing more about him, possibly finding how to enroll for next class: http://tiny.cc/ep0gd
New Pattern and Code
So far Steve has posted the code, but I am still working on the pattern. Stay tuned!
Please Stand by . . .
I know that Susan has had a great week at Libre Graphics Meeting. I wish I could have been there but the Ubuntu Developer Summit was the same week. I know that there’s some new interest in the project, so … Continue reading
My Wacom ‘Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch’ installed on Ubuntu
Woohoo! I got a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet during the holiday.Â But it wouldn’t install on Ubuntu Lynx.Â So I upgraded to Maverick.Â Still no luck. I found several pages of advice and instruction, none of which yielded results. So … Continue reading
Garment patterns didn’t fit most people…even in 1853
From “The Complete Guide to Practical Cutting (1853)” by Edward Minister & Son, p. 53 : “The system for coats, so far as we have already explained its operations, is adapted for all persons of an ordinary or proportionate form.Â … Continue reading
TED Talks – Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion’s free culture
This TED talk is from May 2010. Â The open fashion culture is not a superficial social movement. Â To see how reflective the fashion industry is of the open design and open source movements, please watch this video. It requires Flash. … Continue reading
Vandals, or was it Visigoths
My main wiki page has been ravaged and sacked.
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
Inkscape tutorial â€“ pen of Sequins!
Holy cow! check this out.Â It’s a tutorial at Very Simple Designs how to design a line of sequins.Â How to turn it into an extension using pattern-along-path feature to easily create aÂ line or curve of sequins? This extension … Continue reading
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 theÂ joy of sharing. The ability to feel joy while sharing knowledge is probably a bit like a … Continue reading
Three New Books
Added 3 new books to the pattern making book list.Â 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
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
Back Bodice â€“ itâ€™s a tough read
Posted the brute-force algorithm to calculate and draw the back bodice block pattern on the wiki. Thick. Non-sensical until you see it happen. Next step – create Python scripts to generate the lines. Transposing the creation of this block from … Continue reading
Youâ€™re more than just a tool, to me
Selected couchdb for storing client data.Â Â Couchdbkit comes highly recommended from a couple of persons from Canonical. http://couchdbkit.org/docs/api/ http://books.couchdb.org/relax/reference/views-for-sql-jockeys