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Date: 11/16/12 4:54 PM

I've been playing with the Epatterns programs from Patternmaker. I'm going to muslin the free tank top from the kids pattern to try and see how well it works for the difficult to fit young lady I sew for. I'm curious-has anyone else tried them? I would love the Patternmaker program, but the cost is too high for me right now. Being able to just buy the patterns I need for a few dollars appeals to me, and they are custom to the measurements I need. I would love some feedback from anyone else who has tried the program.
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Date: 11/17/12 7:29 AM

Do you have a link to the program?

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Date: 11/17/12 4:53 PM

I think you may mean Wild Ginger's epatterns. I looked at Patternmaster and didn't see childrens wear offered in their line.

The Wild Ginger epatterns are a good way to test whether you like this type of software and how it drafts.. in fact, anyone wanting to try a more custom adult fit type garment for less than $10 dollars...pick the sheath dress and use the jewel neckline and long sleeve option. It's the kin to the fit garment Patternmaster Boutique uses.

Anyway, back to the kids stuff. Maybe this is what you were looking at?
Epattern Kids Tank freebie

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Date: 11/17/12 6:34 PM

Yes, I did mean Wild Ginger, sorry for not clarifying that. It is the customizable patterns, but you can only enter 3 sets of measurements. They do have kids patterns, the page is here. It looks to be a simplified version of their regular software. You can modify some things, but not as much as Patternmaker, for instance. I'm doing the kids tank as a muslin to see how well it will fit her. You can buy individual patterns for 3 to 6 dollars, at least in kids. I would love the full blown software, but it is too pricey for me. If it works well, it seems to be a good compromise, customizable patterns for only what I want to buy. I just wondered if anyone had tried them, and how well they worked. Hopefully more information will help people.
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Date: 11/19/12 7:39 AM

If you're looking for customisable kids patterns, have you tried Lekala? I find their boys patterns in particular to be so good for my nephew, who's 11 and therefore out of the range of most kids patterns. And the design range for boys in most places is so, so dull - that same button-down shirt over and over again! Like Wild Ginger, you enter in a few measurements, and the pdf pattern that's emailed to you is drafted to those specifics. There's no need to install any software.

I'm making this hoodie for his Christmas gift, but have used other patterns of theirs for him in the past and they've gone down very well!
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Date: 11/19/12 8:30 AM

I took a look at their patterns, they do have lot of them and some interesting patterns. I was looking at girls-that's my interest for her. They have a lot of variety. I'm not sure they would work for her though-her body is so far from average that 4 measurements would not be accurate. She is disabled and wears a body brace so her body under clothes is pretty unusual. I do like the variety and styles of patterns they offer though. It could be worth trying one just to see how they work though. The translations are a little wonky to me, putting them together would be interesting the first time. But more patterns to try for her is always a good idea. I love the suggestions I get on this board, I would never find all this stuff without help like this.
Mary

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