I am completely frustrated with PatternMaker. Thinking of checking out other pattern drafting software mentioned in current (March 2012) Threads, but tend to trust Kim’s assessment that PatternMaker is the best there is. If this is true, why oh why can’t it be more user-friendly and intuitive? I’m completely stumped on how to do things, even with tutorials (it took me two hours to do a basic sloper just for practice).. And I I’m not sure whether or not I would be able to import the patterns I get from the project into these other programs. Does anyone know about that??
Kim’s waaay too busy administering details of the project for me to demand her time. Is there anyone else out there who can convince me that this is worth mastering?. Seems, at this time, to be too much trouble to be worth it.
But, if I give up on Patternmaker, are there patterns coming out that will be too complicated for me to deal with them as manual re-drafting projects? I don’t want to give up, but don’t want to waste my time either. I really want to continue with the project.
(I am posting here rather than on Facebook as I understand there are many folks not following the group there…) Advice, please.