We’ve been at a design sprint and travelling since 13 April, so the team
has been unavailable during this time.
Thanks for your comments, my comments are inline below.
hi there! So i’ve been playing around with your program for the last day
or so. Here are a few thoughts:
- When you select “inches” in your preferences there should be imperial
sizes to go with that. I’ve taken a screen shot, which I’ll attach to this
email. As you can see the pattern unit is set to inches, yet the sizing and
height options are metric. I know imperial is a fucking headache to deal
with (lol I am a Canadian and I know how this shit is, we are metric here
but our neighbours are not. So many of us Canadians think in both metric
The multisize/standard size file formats are incomplete. We’re in the
process of re-designing them. It looks like there will be two multisize
files. One mutisize file option will use a base size plus ‘increments’ the
second option will use a base size plus formulas to generate the range of
sizes. Roman says we may even need a 3rd size just for the government size
standards. Just be aware that trying to use the multisize/standard size
measurements is not recommended. It doesn’t work right now and it will
change drastically in the future.
- I’m working on filling out some standardized size information based on
the Armstrong book. I’ll leave my files on here for people to download when
This is great but you may have to re-do this work when the new
multisize/standard file formats are developed.
- You should introduce grading into this.
The graded patterns will be generated from the multisize measurements in
the Layout, after the multisize/standard file formats are developed.
- Tracing would be a good way around “slash and rotate”. Meaning allowing
people to import photo files and trace them. Here is an example of what I’m
talking about https://youtu.be/PF0pKzXToD0?t=4m4s
Hey lots of people want this feature too! — See the issue at
It won’t be automatic, you’ll have to enter the base measurements from the
pattern envelope and tell Valentina where to apply the measurements.
Valentina designs are formulas stored in code. You create the code when you
enter formulas. Simply importing an image doesn’t create any code. You’ll
have to assist.
- A nice “perk” would be some sort of fabric simulator-ie imposing an
image of the fabric over the pattern. Just to see how stuff will look like
when it’s done
Ah, you mean a scanned image of fabric which shows on the pattern pieces in
Detail or Layout mode? You should create an issue here:
There’s an issue for viewing in 3D on your 3D character where you can
select textures (‘fabrics’ in 3D lingo)
but that’s different than viewing the fabric on the 2D pattern pieces in
Detail or Layout mode.
I will provide you with more feedback as I get to know your software.
Yes please keep sending your questions, error messages, ideas, etc. It
helps us develop a great product.