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Hello, I’m Kim from Canada and new to Seamly 2D. I’m trying this software to see if I can draw a simple bag pattern more precisely. I could really use a tutorial on the basic functions of the program and how to best use them. For instance, adding a point on an existing line.

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Hi everyone!

I’m Annalee from Washington, DC, USA and I tried SeamlyMe and Seamly2D for the first time over new years. I’ve been sewing and drafting for many years, and trained as a theatrical costume technician before learning to code and joining tech.

I downloaded Seamly to re-make my moulage for my dress form, and I think this is the first time in my life I’ve ever gotten all the math right on my first try (I am dyslexic and very bad at arithmetic–turns out calculators don’t help if you enter the numbers in the wrong order). Being able to enter measurements in SeamlyMe and then refer to them via variable names in Seamly2D was a game-changer over trying to draft using the numbers directly, and my moulage came out almost perfect on the first try :tada:.

Since I was trying to learn my way around Seamly2D, I used the Leena’s Patternmaker Bodice Block guide from the wiki and omitted the ease to create my moulage. The only fit adjustments I ended up needing to make were to the shoulder slope and neck depth, which I took off the measurement charts in the guide instead of getting my own measurements (and I added a bust dart to the armscye because it’s a quick and easy full bust adjustment; for my block I’ll rotate the armscye dart and the top half of the princess seam, but they’re fine where they are in the moulage).

Anyway I’m really excited to have found this project and am looking forward to contributing once I learn my way around (most of my experience is in Python, but I’m trying to improve my proficiency in C++).

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Hi Annalee! Welcome to our forum!

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Hello, i’m Karin from The Netherlands. I’m trying out this program. Thanks for making it open source!

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