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Garment Designer Top: African Influence

Posted by Susan Lazear on March 17, 2020 / 
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Susan Lazear
Recently, I oversaw a project at Mesa College in San Diego, which involved a partnership between our Fashion students, the Mesa African Art collection, and Visions Art Museum in San Diego Liberty Station. There were several aspects to the project, but the final activity was a fashion show featuring African-influenced clothing. Many of the garments […]

The Pinch Test: Understanding Ease in Clothing

Posted by Susan Lazear on February 4, 2020 / 
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Susan Lazear
Understanding ease with the pinch test
The Pinch Test: The Key to Understanding Fit in Clothing By Susan Lazear Sometimes the simplest things in life are the ones we don’t easily see. I would say this is true with sewers and knitters, and crocheters when it comes to understanding how much ease they like in their clothing. When I’m teaching patternmaking […]

Up-Cycling and Creativity with Fashion and Garment Designer

Posted by Susan Lazear on January 30, 2020 / 
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Susan Lazear
Upcycle Project
Up-Cycling: From Sweatshirts to Fashion – Getting Sustainable As we all know, the movement for a sustainable world plays a growing importance in our day to day life. As a result, I’m becoming more aware of what I keep, and how I dispose of my used clothing. It takes a conscious decision to be an […]

Oh My Stars, A Free Garment Designer Pattern!

Posted by Stephanie on July 4, 2019 / 
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Stephanie
Designing a Star on Garment Designer Cochenille has many crafters using the Garment Designer program, so I thought I’d share a quick look at my craft project. Since we have a webinar later this month about Working with the Extras Menu, I thought I could show it being used in action! I will include the […]

Garment Designer: Copying Pattern Dimensions from Pinterest

Posted by Stephanie on April 4, 2019 / 
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Stephanie
Garment Designer: Copying Pattern Dimensions from Pinterest Hello All! Today we wanted to explore how one can use dimensions to copy a pattern. For the video we used a reference photo from Pinterest, but you can use the same process from any schematic you create, such as from a paper pattern or a garment itself. […]

Tracing a Garment Designer Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Posted by Stephanie on November 13, 2018 / 
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Stephanie
Hello All! We’ve created a short video showing how to move a Garment Designer .PDF into Adobe Illustrator for those users who use both programs and wish to create a vector file from a Garment Designer pattern. As you may know Garment Designer only saves Garment Designer files and .pdfs of the patterns. Sometimes you […]
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