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CADTERNS Custom Clothing Inc.

CADTERNS to the Rescue

Excerpts from a Designer's Diary

  • Nov '92 - Discover CADTERNS
  • Feb '93 - Introduction to AutoSketch - approx. 6 hours
  • Apr 15 -Purchase first computer (big GIANT step!)
  • May 5 - Obtain personal Wardrobe Starter Set for client.  Print sheath sloper and cut muslin.
  • May 6 - Test fit muslin sloper. Minimal pinch-fitting required.  Metamorphosis from sheath to gown begins.
  • May 13 - Make exact (!) 1/4 scale to test fabric and drape
  • May 14 - Correct pattern drawing and remake 1/4 scale replica.
  • May 17 - Make full-scale muslin to check skirt drape.
  • June 1 - panic Customer supplies irreplaceable fabric in 45" instead of 60" requested!
  • June 6 - Layout reset, problems solved, carry on.
  • July 10 - Draft detachable sleeves.
  • July 15 - Final fitting.
  • July 24 - Wedding Day

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"I was working on 8 projects in June and July, including 3 gowns and a suit (plus spontaneous bits and pieces, plus many fittings).  On this enormous project, I saved time, frustration, fabric (!) and work space.  Not only that, it FITTED!  I can hardly believe how easy and accurate it was.  Starting with a custom sloper and styling it using CAD (Computer Assisted Drafting) will definitely be my patternmaking strategy from now on.

One word - TERRIFIC!!!"

Entrepreneurial designer Beverly Knox of Leather and Lace

White Rock, British Columbia

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