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LivingSoft Subscriber Newsletter | Volume 7

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Another Free Pattern!

Livingsoft is pleased to announce another free pattern to all current Dress Shop owners - A pair of comfortable, loose fitting Walking Shorts with a regular side entry pocket, waistband, belt loops, front fly and a roomy expandable cargo pocket that's centered over the outseam below the side pocket.  Men's and low rise versions are also in the Spring & Summer Collection. 
Make them in light weight nylon  for walking  or heavy drill for perfect hiking/camping shorts that can carry everything you need from a compass to a light lunch!

For information about how to download and use the pattern, click here!


Q & A

Q. I’m new to Dress Shop. I selected a size and then drafted my garment but I can’t see what it looks like. Where’s the model?


A. To view Mia and your chosen garment, click on the blue “Design” button, which is located at the top of the vertical row of option buttons between the left and right of your screen.


Q. I know I have the sleeve designer, but all I get is a standard type sleeve editor. Am I missing something?


A. The custom sleeve designer is available for people who own the original Fashion Designer or the currently offered Fashion  Designer  1 . To work with the 'Custom Sleeve Designer', once you have selected your garment, select the Sleeve option box on Mia and in the pop-up menu select 'Custom'.




Submit your Own Photos!

We now have a way for you to submit your photos of your creations directly to the Public photo albums.

Continue to use the  DS Club albums for slopers for the E-Fit program and to share your garments with other Dress Shop Users!

If you have submitted pictures in the last year, please submit them again because many were lost in a hardware failure.

We want to share the excitement of your talent and effort!

Here is the URL: To post your photo submissions for inclusion in the  photo albums.


Follow the quick and easy directions and your photos will be available to view shortly.

Spring & Summer 2005 Collection Released!

This exciting new offering from Livingsoft contains 55 patterns reflecting the most beautiful and fashion-forward styles for spring and summer 2005.  Included are filmy fun overdresses with shaped godets and hanky hems, sized to float over the simplest sheath or most casual shift.  Also included are princess halter tops, beach wraps, sun dresses, kicky 1930 flapper cut dresses with godets, and wonderful crinkle fabric skirts that float and dance around in motion.  We then added raglan princess tops, Capri pants, bolero jackets, and shrugs for cooler evenings.

For special occasions, select a romantic 30’s style column with an underdress of silk or rayon and a chiffon overdress with hanky hems staggered over the pointed godets.  Use our new slip dress under the chiffon or crinkle layer.  Plan a summer camping trip and hike in great walking shorts with cargo pockets topped by a stretch-to-fit tank.  The Dress Shop Spring & Summer 2005 Collection contains styles that take you from casual wear to elegant soirees.  Start adding these fashion forward jewels to your wardrobe today!

For a complete list of styles available in the Spring/Summer collection, see /Products/Spring05.htm

Special Introductory Offer - SAVE $20! 

During the month of March, use the offer code NL-235 and get the new Spring/Summer collection for only $79.00, which is $20 off the regular $99 price!  Order on the website at or mail orders to Livingsoft, P.O. Box 3496, Renton, WA 98056-3496.  Or call 800-316-6354.


March Special Offer

In celebration of this new release, we also want you to be able to get other Livingsoft pattern collections or tools you might have your eye on.  So, through the end of March, you can use the NL-235 code to get 20% off the regular retail price of any other program.

REQUIRES Dress Shop 6:  The Spring/Summer Collection is the first Dress Shop add-on that requires Dress Shop 6 to operate correctly, we also encourage owners of older Dress Shop programs to upgrade now, before the $50 upgrade pricing expires.  In fact, we will save you more and offer owners of older Dress Shop programs to buy the Spring/Summer Collection together with the appropriate DS6 upgrade, for only $119, saving you more over purchasing the upgrade and the Spring/Summer Collection separately.  Use the same offer code NL-235. 

With the upgrade: DS5 Pro owners get DS6 Pro, DS5 Advanced owners get DS6 Deluxe, and DS5 QuickFit owners get DS6 Standard.

If you have an even earlier version of Dress Shop, call 800-316-6354 or write to find out which version of DS6 you would get with this offer.  For more information about upgrades please see /DS6/DS6Upgrade.htm.


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