Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?

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Wow, it's been 2 years (!) since I visited here.  I'm so glad to see
so many of my pals still posting!  I'll catch up on the reading soon,
but here's my question:

Does anyone think this would make a good board short pattern if cut to
the right length?

http://m-sewing.com/patterns-catalog/women/pants/flared-pants-5452.html

I want to make some and would prefer Lekala to do the pattern making
for me.  Getting the fit right is so darn hard when you're a plus-size-
petite.  My past experience with buying retail and getting them
altered was very unsatisfying all around.  I know Jalie also makes a
board short pattern for men, which I'm considering a backup plan.

Any input appreciated!

Best,
Pora Park

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Yeah, typical of myself, I just found this.

http://www.uniquepatterns.com/catalog/show/6354N1

Anyone familiar with this company?  The pattern looks perfect, and I
love lots of their other stuff.  Seems worth a membership but I'd love
to hear reviews...

Thanks,
Pora


Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
wurstergirl wrote:
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I don't know anything about uniquepatterns quality, but looking at the
price for a measurement kit and patterns, you would only need to buy 7-8
of their patterns to equal the cost of wild ginger's patternmaster software.


There are a number of reviews of this pattern on patternreview.com,

http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=3374


--Betsy

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Betsy wrote:
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This is true.  They predate the common availability of pattern drafting
software by a few years, and their concept is similar to but far more
expensive than those pattern CDs that are being sold by someone, is it
Fitz?  Leiko?  I can't remember right now because it's been a
brain-draining week.

Poora, you really need to check out a few demos of Wild Ginger, Dress
Shop, The Custom Clothier, Cochenille, and whatever else you can find
and see if that would help.  I will unabashedly admit that my pattern
drafting software is my favorite computer game LOL.

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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I've looked at those programs, and they seem to be sort of embellished
slopers.  I don't wear "fitted" clothes anymore.  They never show
anything that I would want to make or wear.  I get an idea in my mind
and go looking, and often even the pattern companies don't have what I
see in my mind.  I suspect that I would need to learn "draping" to
create my mind's eye designs.
--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Now there I disagree with you, Joanne.  I have been using Wild Ginger's
Pattern Master Boutique for quite a while now, and have found that it
meets my needs.  I do not wear "fitted" clothes anymore, although I do
like my clothes to "fit", i.e. be the right length, skim lightly over
the bust and hips, drape where I want them drapey and not have drag
lines anywhere.

I am by no means a computer expert, but I have found that, mostly, there
are enough choices within the program to meet my needs.  The CAD portion
of the program, which I have recently been exploring, is very well
taught in the accompanying movies, and looks to be simple enough to use.

In addition, the company has a User's Forum on which people ask
questions and get them answered (all free) and there are also additional
  online clases offered at very modest cost for those who need further
instruction.

BTW, I first investigated this program because I had the same ideas you
do.  I knew what I wanted, but the pattern companies were not showing
that kind of thing, only the same designs that were currently in the
shops.  For several years, I had been usng the same few patterns over
and over, varying collars, necklines, sleves etc so that they looked
different.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Olwyn Mary wrote:
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Thanks, Olwyn Mary.  Maybe I'll take another look if I get the bug to
start stitchin'.
--
Joanne
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Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Dress Shop is, but you actually design your garment with Wild Ginger
Patternmaster Boutique, and if the pattern doesn't accomplish what you
want, it has a mini-CAD program built in so you can alter the pattern on
the computer to do what you want.

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Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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Thanks, M.  I'll give it another look.  I get such set ideas....and get
frustrated when I can't find what I want.
--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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The demo of WC's Patternmaster Boutique is fully functional except for
being able to print patterns or set up your own measurements, so you get
the whole idea of everything it does.  Like I said, it's my favorite
computer game.

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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Just what I need!!  Another computer game!  LOL!
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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Ya' mean Usenet isn't your primary computer game???

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Oh, my dear!  You have nooooo idea!!!
--
Joanne
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Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
On May 29, 6:37 am, Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply
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Yes, I tried a Wild Ginger demo several years ago and had a hard time
getting the program to do what I wanted.  I'm fond of inverted V
empire waist and a few other things that I couldn't figure out how to
do.  I'm sure their programs can do what I want; it was just a big
struggle for me.  I really like many of the styles of the Unique
Pattern company's dresses, tops and bottoms, so it might be worth the
admittedly big initial investment.  I have had such disappointments
when I've designed the styles myself.  I don't sew enough right now to
become expert at the software.  Some time in the future I hope.

Pora

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Sometimes you have to use the pattern editor to add seams, and that is
pretty easy.  I have seen some people unhappy with Unique Patterns -- I
don't remember why, but for some people, the patterns didn't fit well.
But at $25 a pop for a pattern, if you were going to buy more than a
few, it might be worth it to get the pattern drafting software and learn
it -- or else buy the same patterns from their regular catalogs (they
sell Butterick, New Look, etc. patterns in custom sizes) and learn how
to alter the patterns -- that is, unless money is no object.

(Disclaimer:  I would croak to pay $25 for a pattern.)

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Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
On May 30, 2:55 pm, Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply
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Erp,  I went ahead and ordered the Unique Patterns startup kit.  The
measurement process looks pretty intensive, and they include details
like "Dowager's Curve," thrusting head, bowed legs, and many others.
They also request photographs to help them further tweak the program.
("Ugly face" ?  "Bad hair" ?   ;-) )   Given your input, I will try to
get super accurate measurements.

Regarding pattern cost, at least the first one is included in the
startup price.  But get this -- it takes 6 weeks after submission
before your first pattern is ready!   What the !@#?$%^&*!!??  Summer
will be over by the time I get those board shorts made...

Pora

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wurstergirl wrote:
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*best innocent look*  And if you had paid $25 for a Click and Sew
pattern for pants, you would have them made in no time. :)

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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The pattern she wanted had a yoke at the waist.  Looking at the Click &
Sew info (http://www.wildginger.com/products/ClickSew1103.htm ) all they
show are pants and shorts with waistbands or elastic waists.  How would
she replicate what she wants using the Click & Sew system?
--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Take the pattern and draw it in manually?  To be honest, I have no idea
exactly what, in detail, board shorts look like except that they are
loose-fitting, knee-length-I-think shorts with a drawstring waist I
think, similar to what I created for my boys with Tailor Made.

Re: Modern Sewing pattern for board shorts?
Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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I was looking at this one she posted -
http://www.uniquepatterns.com/catalog/show/6354N1 I can't see how the
C & S pattern could do this.  I would guess that she would either have
to draft the pattern from scratch, or buy a commercial pattern like this
one.  But you have said that you can do anything with the WG pattern system.
--
Joanne
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