mandag den 2. februar 2015

The corset pattern generator is here!


As I have told earlier, I have been fiddling with laser cutting, 3d printing and much more, at the local FABLAB.

Lately I was introduced to the program processing, that allows you to draw stuff using programming. This sounded very handy, and within 72 hours of leaning of its existing, I had made my first program, the corset pattern generator.
As FABLABs are based on sharing knowledge, I am sharing my program here (see the sidebar under Pages), and in an instructable


What is the corset pattern generator?
The generator is a small program, that allows you to enter in the measurements of a person, and then the program generates a pdf file with a custom corset pattern, ready to print, or put into a laser cutter.

What is it based on?
The generator is written in processing, that needs to be downloaded in order to run it.
The method of drafting is based on the free guide to making corset pattern from Foundations Revealed.

Can I use it for...
You are welcome to use the generator for private purposes as it is, but please refrain from commercial use (it is my personal corset pattern it is based on). I am planning to make a guide on how to modify the generator to produce other corset styles, and when that is done and up, you are most welcome to modify it, and generate your own patterns for commercial use. 

So, what do you want in return?
Feedback!!! I love feedback!
What was good, what was bad (be polite), what are you missing, what are your experiences with it used in your size? Anything that I can use to make it better.

I will put up new versions as they develop, so do stick around and see what happends:)

6 kommentarer:

  1. Nu går der desværre nok lidt tid før jeg får tid til at kaste mig ud i at lave korsetter, men hold da op det her virker til at være rigtig nemt og overskueligt!

    Uden at have prøvet det til fulde, men kun kigget lidt på det, får du lidt feedback.

    1. Angivelse af for og bag på de forskellige. Hvis ikke man er sykyndig kan det godt være svært at kende forskel på for og bag.

    2. Angivelse af hvilken type af corset det er. Er det et korset fra 1700-tallet, 1800-tallet eller et moderne? Gerne med et billede så man kan se hvordan det skal se ud når man er færdig (så man kan se om man har fuldstændig fucked up i det og byttet rundt på for og bag :P )

    3. Nu er det ikke det mest komplicerede mønster, men hvis du laver lidt større projekter, ville angivelse af trådretning være en god ide

    4. Ligeledes kunne en stofberegner være rigtig fedt. Det er garanteret svært og tidskrævende at programmere, men jeg tror faktisk allerede der findes programmer som kan føre det.

    - Måske er det mig som er blind og ikke kan læse mønsteret ordenligt, men hvor skal snørerne sidde?

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    1. Hello, and thank you for the feedback!
      I just updated the page with new information, that hopefully helps a little. Here are a few answers for you:
      1: I have added that information on the page 'how to use the pattern'.

      2: It is for a modern corset, but I have yet to upload a picture of the sewn corset, as I want a picture of the mock-up stage.

      3: The pattern is generated with the direction of the threads parallel with the front line. The file is made so it can be put directly into a lasercutter, and thus all the pattern pieces lay correct according to this.

      4: I may be able to fiddle with the generator to produce a written info on how wide and tall the created pattern is, but more than that I cannot help with. (it gets really complex to calculate the needed fabric when each panel can be placed i all kinds of positions).

      (5): The lacing goes on pattern piece F (the one to the right). The piece is folded to create a sturdy base to insert the grommets in.

      I hope this helps!

      kind regards
      Mette

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  2. Hej Mette

    Jeg kan ikke finde din email, men måske du vil skrive til mig? Det er i forbindelse med crinoline-syning - vi mangler et på min arbejdsplads, og måske vi kan bestille det hos dig? Under alle omstændigheder håber jeg, at du vil skrive - annasvenning@live.com.

    Mange hilsner
    Anna

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  3. Hello,

    Thanks so much for your lovely blog! I've enjoyed looking through it. I believe the corset program will be a wonderful tool Thanks for developing it! I look forward to seeing more posts in the future.

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  4. Hey cool idea, but I'm having a problem. on line 139 [size(fullwidth, btt+btw+wtlh);] I keep getting the error that says [size() cannot be used here, see https://processing.org/reference/size_.html] every time I run the process it fails to generate the pdf file because of this error. Do you know why this could be happening?

    Thanks!

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