My name is Kim. I have 37 years of personal computing experience and much of that time was a professional computer geek (programmer and various other titles). I am retired from the professional workforce. I started sewing in 1967 and have learned a great many habits over the years. A few of them are good habits. I now volunteer with a community theater as a costume designer and am hooked on making my own patterns. I discovered Leena’s work in 1999 and have made patterns from her macros. I have modified many commercial patterns for size and fit, also have modified patterns to create new designs. I have Don McCunn’s book and am teaching myself how to use it. Currently, I use a combination of paper & pencil, computer tools, draping and creating muslin test garments, intuition, and luck to create what I want.
I abandoned windows for most uses and use a dual boot and KUBUNTU for most of my work. I like the idea of open source and have not yet figured out how to contribute. I am willing to learn. Currently I just started trying to figure out how to use Valentina tools and am still fighting very basic issues. Eventually I hope to be able to contribute both as a coder and patternmaker.