PatternMaker is a CAD-based program that allows you to make custom clothing patterns from any computer. Easy to use, type in your personal measurements into
the interface, and from that, produce a custom clothing pattern designed to fit uniquely you!
.... and then I saw these magic little words.... Try. Before. You. Buy...... ((please hear Kyle's from mother, SouthPark, when I say))... What? WWhat! WWHHAATTT!?!
They actually have a basic fitted bodice and pant sloper in their free trial version! With a long sleeve! And a choice of bust darts or princess seams!! And multiple collar choices!! Again I say, WHAT THA?!?!
Now, some of you may know by now that one of my favorite things in the whole world is the word FREE, so I came right home and downloaded the software.... and finished the evening with this:
Upon further inspection, the site offers these groupings of very basic pre-designed (...and I use this next term in the broadest sense possible) 'fashion' patterns for women, men, kids and they're all about 30bucks a pop. Seeing as most of the sets have 7-10 different bodies (the women's bottoms pattern set as something like 15-20!) Its kind of a bargain. Especially when you consider that most styles out now are just nicely embellished versions of the same basic shapes.
I have to tweak some of my measurements and adjust the seam allowance, but for the most part.... SCORE!!