On October 20, 2006, Dress Shop 7 was
released, exactly two years after Dress Shop 6 was released. Dress
Shop 7 includes more patterns, more tools, more necklines, more
collars, more sleeves, and more closure options than ever before. And,
upgrading is a bargain. If you do not yet own the Dress Shop Fashion
Design tools, upgrading to Dress Shop 7 gives you over $200 worth of
design tools for just the $60 upgrade price. And, you get more than a
hundred additional patterns, plus the new necklines, collars,
closures, and sleeves to boot.
If you do own any of the prior tool
products, you get a discount on the upgrade for each tool you own.
Either way, you win!
Upgrading from Dress Shop 6 to Dress Shop
7 costs $60, less $10 for each Dress Shop Tool product you own
(Fashion Designer 1, Fashion Designer 2, Princess Designer, and The
Fit Tool. Minimum upgrade price is $30, however.
For more information on upgrading to Dress Shop 7, be
sure to check out
How To Upgrade.
Dress Shop Pattern Collection Revised
We've revised the Dress Shop Pattern
Collections! Some have been combined and in many cases the price
has been lowered! For more information see:
I just updated to Internet
Explorer 7, and now my Dress Shop program does not work. The program
displays only in a very small window in the upper left corner, rather
than filling the screen. What happened?
There was an issue with the
launching program that "spawns" Internet Explorer, rather than with
Dress Shop itself. IE7 has slightly different requirements for that than
IE6 did. There is a patch file that you can download from the
www.livingsoftnw.com downloads page. After downloading it, be sure that
your Dress Shop program is completely closed, and then run the file to
install the fix. It will install to the default Dress Shop folder
location, so if you have Dress Shop installed elsewhere, be sure to
change that when you install the patch.
works on any version of Dress Shop 5, 6, or 7. The fix will be included
in the next Dress Shop update that is released.
The NEW Design Elements in Dress Shop
The Dress Shop 7 upgrade includes many new
features, but this article will address only the new design elements:
necklines, collars, closures, sleeves, waist offset and Pattern
Conversion tools. Dress Shop 7 Pro also includes ALL of the fashion
design tools as well.
Necklines: Some necklines were added to
Dress Shop for just one or 2 named patterns. The Cami neck for instance
was available only for the Camisole and you could use it on just that
one pattern from the Lingerie category. Now, this neckline may be used
on fitted shirts, shells, sheaths, and jumpers for a wide assortment of
garment designs. The Henley and Polo necks were released with a
collection and could be used only by those who owned that collection.
Now they are available for any garment that would support them.
The new bib style feature is placed under
necklines. You can now make bibbed overalls, snow pants, ski pants,
even bibbed wet suits, or the more commonly used bibbed jumpers for
women, men or children. Select the Bib using the Mia/or Mark neckline
choices for any waisted dress, pant suit or blouse. You can adjust the
depth of the front or back.
The Polo neck, Henley neck, crew neck, and the
formal necklines such as strapless, and spaghetti straps are now
available for your designs. The list now includes 30 different
necklines to choose from!
http://www.livingsoftnw.com/DS7/Necklines.htm for a view of all the
Collars: With all these new necklines, how
about some new collars! In addition to the basic “convertible collars”
which have long been part of Dress Shop, there were also some
non-convertible collar types such as the Peter Pan.
We have now added several new non-convertible
styles including a round collar, a square collar and 2 versions of a
scalloped collar. These collars are great for both children and adults.
You may add a nice little scalloped collar to an interlock tee or make
it in lace or eyelet on a batiste or silk blouse to create the
to view these great collars you may use in your designs.