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« on: March 08, 2006 07:46:30 PM »

I am a very curvy girl.  Sz. 18-24 and have most of my weight around the middle.  Talkin' def. apple here.  I'm wondering if there is anyone out there who has used the wild ginger software for this body type/mishmash?  I don't want to spend $200 for the womens package and have it be no better then what i can do on my own from $1.99 patterns. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006 07:50:32 PM »

I have never heard of it, what does it do? Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006 08:14:59 PM »

The website is as follows:  www.wildginger.com.  It is pattern drafting software that you can supposably put in any measurements you want and change patterns and stuff. it looks neat i'm just wondering if it works for the 200Lbs. and up club.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2006 09:06:12 AM »

You could try the demo ^_^
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006 09:33:31 AM »

one word of caution, measure carefully.  If you oops a measurement it will ask you but if you click OK it will print your pattern based on those oopsied numbers.

My Mother in Law has the software, but she is petite, and it works well for her (with correct measurements though)  The one shirt we did for me worked okay but I am the tall, broad shouldered and thin type, nevermind my weight (197 and stable) so no clue how well it will work for softer figures.  It seemed to work well at our old sewing guild, which has a large number of older, shorter and more upholstered ladies, but the truly Rubenesque I didn't hear comments from.

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2006 12:20:46 PM »

I'm a size 28-30 in RTW and have made things from wild ginger programs successfully, and so have other people on the mailing list I was on (they went to a forum-based message area and I haven't been as active since then).  I highly recommend it.  You may need to modify programs some, but the Wild Ginger ladies are wonderful and they also work with some BBWs to help test the program.

If you are nervous about forking out $200, you could buy a Click and Sew pattern (same drafting engine, but fewer choices -- blouses, skirts, pants, or jackets, etc., but not all) and test it.  That's actually what I did, and I was sold on it.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2006 06:54:57 PM »

As I read thru the website here is a comment I came upon....

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006 03:07:18 PM »

Thank you all so much for the replies.  I think i will try one of the click and sew patterns.  I am hoping that i will be able to customize the basic pattern enough that i will not have to buy many "basic" patterns anymore. 
Thank you for the suggestions. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2006 09:10:31 AM »

Wild Ginger has patterns called Click & Sew, I've made them for both me and my sister.  I'm about a size 14 and my sister is 18/20, if that helps.  They worked rather well, but are limited on the patterns.  A website called SewingPatterns.com has a couple of "patterns" similar where you buy the CD it has about 20 to 30 items you can make.  You take your measurements and print them out.  I just ordered one through them, but I don't know how well they work.  I like the more modern up to date fashion, and its only $25/CD.  They have about 30 CDs to choice from ranging from Menswear to Women's, there is a plus size CD.  The link for the pattern CDs is http://www.sewingpatterns.com/sewingframe.php?mdl=http://www.sewingpatterns.com/leko-main.html 
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2006 01:26:34 PM »

Wild Ginger has patterns called Click & Sew, I've made them for both me and my sister.  I'm about a size 14 and my sister is 18/20, if that helps.  They worked rather well, but are limited on the patterns.  A website called SewingPatterns.com has a couple of "patterns" similar where you buy the CD it has about 20 to 30 items you can make.  You take your measurements and print them out.  I just ordered one through them, but I don't know how well they work.  I like the more modern up to date fashion, and its only $25/CD.  They have about 30 CDs to choice from ranging from Menswear to Women's, there is a plus size CD.  The link for the pattern CDs is http://www.sewingpatterns.com/sewingframe.php?mdl=http://www.sewingpatterns.com/leko-main.html 
Hope this helps you some.
Angie
Be carefull with sewingpatterns.com though. They have a lousy service. I ran into printing problems because I use a network printer that is not directly connected. To make a long story short 5 online help request and 10 emails went unanswered so there is a complaint at Better Business Burea now.
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