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Copying a Favorite Garment

Copying a Favorite Garment

Copying a Favorite Garment

Learn tips and tricks on how to copy your favorite Garment on Garment Designer! Garment Designer excels at allowing you to copy your favorite clothing. In this webinar, Susan will show you how to take a favorite garment, determine key measurements and then build it in Garment Designer. Discussion of fit, measurements and Garment Designer operations will be covered.

Copying a Favorite Garment webinar will show you the skills you need to turn that favorite outfit you have into your own patterns!

For those who have not yet attended, a webinar is a 60 to 70 minute online class to include Lecture, Question & Answer and PDF Handouts for personal use. This is a live class and cannot be viewed later if purchased.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

Webinars  will be available to review for attendees who sign up prior to the scheduled webinar but are unable to attend at that time. The video will be completely unedited, directly from the webinar meeting. It will be available for three days after the webinar is hosted. You must sign up prior to the scheduled date.

3 Garments, 3 Patterns Webinar

3 Garments, 3 Patterns Webinar

3 Garments, 3 Patterns Webinar

3 Garments, 3 Patterns Webinar will use three sources of inspiration; a store window, an actual garment, and a magazine clipping, Susan will walk you through the steps analysis and then building the pattern in Garment Designer. Non-traditional styles will be chosen in order for you to see how one can push the edge a little and use the creative functions of Garment Designer.

For those who have not yet attended, a webinar is a 60 to 70 minute online class to include Lecture, Question & Answer and PDF Handouts for personal use. This is a live class and cannot be viewed later if purchased.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

Can’t make it at the scheduled time? Webinars will be available to review for attendees who sign up prior to the scheduled webinar but are unable to attend at that time. The video will be completely unedited, directly from the webinar meeting. It will be available for three days after the webinar is hosted. You must sign up prior to the scheduled date.

2018 Fall Garment Designer Workshop – Working With Knits

2018 Fall Garment Designer Workshop

Working With Knits

San Marcos, CA

This workshop has been postponed until Spring 2019, the date is TBD. If you would like to be put on our “interested” list, please contact info@cochenille.com.

The goal of our Garment Designer Fall retreat this year will focus on working with the design of knits, either hand, machine, or commercial fabrics. How should one change the pattern? How does the fabric or yarn direct you? Learn more about adjusting patterns, as well as knitting and sewing techniques specific to garments and knits.

We will also be taking a day to explore some design inspiration and shopping in San Diego. Spots will be limited so that we can have a small class, so be sure to register early!

Download the .PDF brochure and registration form for more details by clicking on the link below:

GD SM Fall Workshop 18

You can purchase this workshop on our website:

https://shop.cochenille.com/products/fall-workshop-2018

If you have any questions, have trouble downloading or editing the form, please email stephanie@cochenille.com

Happy Hogwarts Halloween

Creative With Cochenille

Garment Designer Hogwarts Robe

Hello All,

We hope that you have been busy crafting your homemade Halloween costumes this October. Fall is always a great time for sewing projects. Between Halloween and preparing for the holidays, it is a great time to tackle those projects you have put off, the costumes for halloween festivities or to start on those handmade holiday gifts for your loved ones.

Since Halloween is already upon us I wanted to share a ‘Creative With Cochenille’ Harry Potter costume pattern I made using Garment Designer.

My friend is a taller-than-average (6ft+) gentleman, and as such, most store-bought Hogwarts robes are just too short for him to look like a real wizard. Garment Designer made it easy for me to make a custom Hogwarts robe to fit.

To start this project I took his measurements and used a refined fit sloper so that I had as much information as possible to work with. I also made sure to measure where I wanted the hem to fall on him from his High Point Shoulder to the imagined hemline. I set this as the Dress Length (Options >Top/Dress Length).

As you can see below, I used a Basic A-line Dress with a V-neck and widened the hem of the style a bit more. I also used a flared sleeve style and flared the hem a bit as well.

Since I did add more flare to the hems, Garment Designer let me know in a warning message that I had to fix some of my angles to make a nice seam transition when sewing the garment together. I suppressed the warning message by checking the box when it came up, then after I was finished making all my design changes I went back and fixed the angles at the points were the seams intersected with the help of my Information & Recommendations Window (Generate > Information & Recommendations).

If you haven’t yet learned about Garment Designer’s ‘Pattern Smarts’, we have a great video available for you to watch. This will help explain the ‘Warning:i’ and yellow Hazard sign symbol that Garment Designer displays in the lower left info bar at times:

For the hood, I went to my Extras Menu and chose ‘Collars: Joined at Back’, which gave me a new style menu for collars. I chose a hood Collar Group and selected ‘Contoured 2 Style’:

We have a video that will help you locate the hood on our webs site as well:

I was able to modify the round contoured style to the pointed hood style of the Hogwarts robes by moving the points around and the straightening the bezier curve points.

I ended up lining the entire robe instead of using a facing and I was so happy with how it turned out.

Pictured on my ladies dress form

The robe fit him on the first try! (face photoshopped face for privacy)If you have any projects you would like to share with us, feel free to email us at info@cochenille.com.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by Creative with Cochenille, have a happy crafting season!

 

Garment Designer: Did you know? – Part 2

Garment Designer: Did you know? – Part 2

Garment Designer: Did you know? #2

This webinar the second part of the series “Garment Designer, Did you Know”. It is a standalone webinar and can be taken without having attended Part 1. It presents a list of things about Garment Designer that many people don’t always know. Test your knowledge and increase your awareness about using the software. There is also an open forum for questions at the end.

Webinars will be available to review for attendees who sign up prior to the scheduled webinar but are unable to attend at that time. The video will be completely unedited, directly from the webinar meeting. It will be available for three days after the webinar is hosted. You must sign up prior to the scheduled date.

For those who have not yet attended, a webinar is a 60 to 70 minute online class to include Lecture, Question & Answer and PDF Handouts for personal use. This is a live class and cannot be viewed later if purchased.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

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