Years ago we took the decision to make our CAD patterns available to our students and others. They are production tools. They help maximize production taking up the work of 3 people and reducing production time. We have used them effectively for years. They have helped bring down the cost of production significantly reduced or wage bills and helped increase profitability.
Our most popular pattern as for now is our bustier pattern. The bustier in the picture below is created from the bustier pattern macro. All we do is insert the measurements and get a perfectly fitting pattern. I have people bust into laughter when the see the ease in which a pattern they normally take so much time and effort to create come out with so much ease and give a great fit.
Our most effective must-have Pattern is the Ladies Bodice Block pattern macro. It is used to generate the basic bodice block. This block is the foundation from which other designs can be created. Because it has a great fit, the clothes made from it also have a great fit.
Most of our patterns come in CAD Macro version or Print PDF. What is the difference? The CAD Pattern Macros are custom patterns. They will give you a pattern for the measurements imputed. The PDF patterns on the other hand have been created to standard sizing.
We also have patterns for men’s wear. Our pattern making system can be used for men, women or children’s wear. At this Vlisco workshop our pattern making system was used for men and women’s wear. See our men’s wear patterns here.