Satin Dress in MD

Learning About Fabric in Marvelous Designer

This is essentially the script covered in the video shown at the bottom of the page. You can watch the video to learn the concepts, then use the information below for reference while working in the program. Correction – Since creating this tutorial, it has been brought to my attention that MD does in fact […]

MD4 Collars

Marvelous Designer Tutorial – Collars

We’re going to model several collars in Marvelous Designer. These methods are actually just like the methods that you would use when drafting actual sewing patterns. Even if you don’t use MD, you’ll want to learn these techniques for making your own real world patterns. This post is part of a Full Class Set. That […]

MD4 Tutorial - Asymmetrical Leather Jacket

Marvelous Designer Tutorial – Jacket

One of my YouTube subscribers, Anton Glukhovsky, asked if I would do a tutorial on asymmetrical patterns in Marvelous Designer. I asked him if he had a particular design in mind and he was kind enough to provide an image. Originally, I was going to create the garment he provided by reverse engineering it in […]

Frozen Girls

‘Frozen’ – Elsa & Anna Halloween Costumes

James, a good friend of Wayne’s, has two little girls. I volunteered to make Halloween costumes for them this year. He asked the girls what they wanted to be and both responded with the Frozen characters. One wants to be Anna and the other Elsa. I located a pattern from Simplicity to use: One of […]

Mardi Gras Mask On

Gemma Hats Off Challenge

This is the complete video series of the entire contest. Complete instructions and full-sized patterns for the Mardi Gras Mask are available in the Fearless Makers store. INTRODUCTION Element 14 and Adafruit Industries created a contest called the Gemma Hats Off Challenge. I thought it would be a fun project to try, so I scoured […]

Make Human Avatar in MD

Custom Avatars for Marvelous Designer

The avatars that come with Marvelous Designer can be limiting. If you are using the program to design patterns for yourself or others, it is much more useful to have an avatar that matches your body type. You can use the program Make Human to create custom models that import easily into Marvelous Designer. Make […]