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Draw Mode[edit | edit source]

Seamly is an open-source software designed for clothing patterns, more specifically - at the moment - slopers, which must be adjusted for both seam allowances and "ease", the amount of extra space needed by a particular fabric.

The Draw Mode is designed to allow easy adjustment of a pattern to suit particular wearers. It is therefore entirely formula-based, where the simplest formula is a set figure.

Overview[edit | edit source]

A pattern is a collection of pieces, prepared individually. Drawing a pattern starts from a reference point. Construction lines are defined from there, until sewing lines are defined. Most lines are defined by one or more points, and occasionally angles. These are measured anti-clockwise from 0 degrees = horizontal to the right. It is generally easiest to sketch in the line approximately first, and then refine it using the parameters box displayed by double-clicking on the appropriate element. Notches, text, grain and other items are added after you have traced the outline of the pattern with the Workpiece tool.

Tools[edit | edit source]

Creating a Pattern[edit | edit source]

      1. Pattern Properties
      2. Pattern Measurement File
      3. Pattern Variables
    1. Drafting Patterns in Draw Mode
      1. Overview
      2. Create a Draft piece
        1. Create Objects with Formulas
        2. Group Operations on Objects
          1. Rotation (Slash and Spread)
          2. Mirroring (Symmetry)
          3. Copy and Move
      3. Create a Detail piece
      4. Undoing actions and Deleting objects
      5. Saving Patterns
      6. Sharing Patterns