Help Files Expanded
Files in the program have been greatly expanded. Take a look at our new
Library of Sewing and Tool Use Tips!
Starting with the release of the Illusions
Collection which has specific designs for both the Casual and Comfort
Fit Levels, dresses which flow like a waterfall over the body, and the
elegant side panel jackets which are found in all the high end shops.
New “How To Articles” may be found in the HELP Menu.
Illusions users were given new tools along with
new designs to try out the “new” fit levels. These fit levels were designed to offer a slightly
more comfortable fit without the bagginess under the arms and elsewhere
that unfitted garments offer.
I have just had a quick look and can’t see the sleeve designer. All
I get is a standard type sleeve editor.
In order to use your Sleeve Designer, you must first select Custom
Sleeve from the Sleeves options within the grid over Mia. All
standard sleeves use the Sleeve Editor.
Q. I installed
my program and put in my key codes and am having a problem getting
it started. It keeps giving me "invalid code". Do I need new
A. If you are running a very early
version of Dress Shop that required User Name and Activation Code,
your current keycodes will not work until you update your program.
Updates for both Dress Shop 5 & Dress Shop 6 are available from our
web site at
/DownloadsNew.htm. If your current Dress Shop
5 program is version 5.18 or earlier, you will need to get the full
program build from:
Your keycodes contain the numbers 1 (one) and 0
(zero), never the letters O, L or I. If you are entering your codes
with these letters and not numbers, you will get the Invalid code
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Running a Dress Shop User Group
By Marj Jensen
What makes a good user group? People who love to
sew and who are committed to making DS software do the work of pattern
drafting. (Tweaks and hand-drafting are OK, but only if we can't figure
out a computer-based way to do the job.)
"Show and tell" is the heart of a good meeting:
what works, what looks good or doesn't measure up, what users wouldn't
do again, and/or what kind of clothes users need. Some garments are
done; others are "works in progress."
No "guru" is required. For fitting, one models and
everyone comments (often with pins in hand to show what's needed) and
works with tape measures; then we figure out what changes need to be
made in DS measurements and/or ease to turn out a better fit on the next
garment. Having DS on a computer for the group to see is almost
mandatory; it's awfully hard to remember which software change or group
of changes will produce a particular result if we haven't seen the
program do it.