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LivingSoft Subscriber Newsletter | Volume 12

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Spring Collection 2006 Released!

25 kicky new styles for your new Spring Wardrobe!

The patterns in Dress Shop Spring 2006 are as carefree and fun to make as the summer events they will be worn to. We have included loads of easy wear empire blouses and dresses. Select from the 5 and 7-tiered fun skirts and a bevy of 10, 12, and 14 gore skirts that feature trumpet and hanky hems, all ideal for summer.

Less than $2 per pattern!

Feel good - look good on the golf course, at the beach or at that special summer evening out. The new necklace halter blouses and dresses allow you to really show off your creativity. You may use a purchased neck wire or neckband to attach the halter to, or bead a fabric neckband.

It is easy to create fun in the sun fashion for the beach or pool with a cropped top, or the easy going elegance of a summer evening dress.

See more details at: /products/Spring06.htm

Dress Shop Tip of the Month

Would you like to understand how each individual measurement affects the shape of your pattern?  How you can make your shoulder lines come a little farther out without changing the angle of the shoulder line?  How to change your bodice so the shoulder seams are a little further forward?  How to give yourself a longer front armhole depth without adding to the back armhole depth which is fine? 

Here’s a simple way you can begin to understand how the different measurements impact the pattern, what measurements you might have to change to achieve a certain result, and how changing one measurement will change another measurement.



Q. I just bought the Spring and Summer 2006 collection, but I cannot find it in my program.

A. The new Spring and Summer 2006 Collection was released in the latest update of 6.17. You can get the update in a free download from by selecting the Download link. On the Downloads page, under Current Products, select Dress Shop 6 Family, then select Update. Save the file to your desktop, never run it from the current location. Once the download is complete, close all open applications and confirm that the currently installed Dress Shop program is completely closed or the update will not install properly. Double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.



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