I was looking for an application to create a T-Shirt pattern. Not complicated, just a simple short sleeve T-Shirt, and after watching a video on how to create a bodice pattern with Valentina I decided to give a try. First, I had to familiarise myself with the tools. Having some experience with CAD applications helped me a lot. The user manual is well written, easy to follow with multiple pictures. I could find answer to all my questions. My advice to the new users, start with something simple, an apron for example. Draw your pattern. Then modify it by changing your measurements, your drawing will adapt to your new measurements, this is the strong point in using Valentina. Next step, go for a T-Shirt, where you have more curves to draw. Same thing, modify your measurements and see how easily your drawing adapts to your modifications. Then comes the time to print your pattern. Tricky procedure, it is not as simple as click print on any other application. You have to create the contour of the piece first. Once again, the user manual gives you multiple pictures and explanation on how to. Then you create a layout. From the layout you select the contour piece you wish to print. If you have A4 paper size, the printing is easy. Otherwise… although the application gives you the choice of different paper size, the end result is not always as expected. All in all, I give 5 Star to Valentina software and its user manual.
Reviewed by Guy Robillard on Dec. 26, 2021, 4:56 p.m. | Permalink
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