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Tired of busting out your pencil and calculator for pattern drafting? Use these handy pattern drafting calculators to do most of the mental work for you. Calculators are for a male bodice block, two methods for female bodice blocks, a sleeve, and a female pants block.

Technique Materials

Pencil, drafting paper, compass.

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    Oct 15, 2013, 12.34 PMby mb1

    O-ooo, thanks to Carmencitab, I found this and have downloaded it using the Excel version (I have Excel 2003) with no problems. Thanks, Biz Natch, now I’ll have a sleeve to go with the bodice and I’m off to find the bodice link. kisses

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    Oct 8, 2013, 12.11 PMby carmencitab

    Hi Biz Natch, I have downloaded your calculator and it looks very nifty. Is narrow back across the shoulder and narrow front just above the breast? Thanks

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    May 13, 2012, 08.35 PMby PrettyCharlie

    Hiya. This looks so great, thanks. Unfortunately I can’t open it on my (very up-to-date) MAC without installing ocd through the command line terminal, which I really don’t want to do bcs command line stuff is tricky. Is it possible to get the Open Source program to export as an Excel file, pls? Or even if there was a snapshot of the file with notations regarding the calculation cells that would be awesome.

    Any chance of this, please? If I had this I’d be happy to build it and make it available to anyone who wanted it.

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      Sep 1, 2013, 07.57 PMby 999Graffix

      Have you tried Open Office?
      (openoffice.org) Open and edit Word documents. It’s free,works exactly like Word, Excel etc and you can import/export to MS Word.

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    Apr 12, 2012, 01.40 AMby Nele De Pestel

    I have the same problem, I have an up to date computer and Office. So, maybe something changed since you downloaded it?

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    Jan 31, 2012, 05.25 PMby sadafmurad

    is the sheet pattern unavailable? there is a big red cross on it!

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      Feb 14, 2012, 06.42 PMby Biz Natch

      Sheet pattern? Calculators are for a male bodice block, two methods for female bodice blocks, a sleeve, and a female pants block

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    Jan 24, 2012, 07.05 AMby ginabeanaballerina

    when i put my measurements into excel – none of the other measurements change – how do i get it to ‘calculate’?

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      Feb 14, 2012, 06.42 PMby Biz Natch

      It should be automatic. Are you using an old version of Excel? And just to be clear, you are putting in the measurements like Chest, waist, armhole depth, etc. and then looking at the calculated measures like A, B, C, and the points?

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.25 AMby Biz Natch

    If you’ve got a PC then you might also find this useful: http://pattern.stringcodes.com/main_soft.html

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