Pattern-drafting Software Reviews

In the current issue (#142, May 2009) of Threads, you can find my article reviewing pattern-making software called “Find Your Fit: The latest pattern-drafting software gets you there fast.” I had such an incredible time reviewing each of the programs featured, including Bernina’s MyLabel, Patternmaker’s Professional Studio 7, and WildGinger’s Patternmaker Boutique Version 4.


“One of the greatest advantages of knowing how to sew is that you can create your own custom-made clothing; however, finding a pattern that fits well and flatters can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Patterns come in standard sizes that don’t always match your body’s dimensions, but the perfect fit might not be as far away as you think. Pattern-drafting software allows you to input your own measurements and draft your own custom-fit patterns…

Nicole Smith is an author, editor, designer, and instructor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her latest book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, out now at your local bookstore, or online.