I woke up at 3 this morning and couldn’t sleep, so I sat down and started messing with Adobe Illustrator. Â (I finally did get back to sleep around 5am.) Â Three or four hours of work later, almost all the straight lines have disappeared, to be replaced by curvy ones:
(Click to see the full version – it’s hard to make out in the small photo.)
This, I might add, would have been prohibitively difficult to do if working on paper – but in Adobe Illustrator, quite feasible. Â (I wouldn’t say “a snap” – there was quite a bit of drawing, flipping, and rotating involved – but WAY easier to design and adjust than paper patterns.) Â I’m really excited – I am doing things I had never dreamed were possible!
Now, of course, there’s the ever-present question of whether this will work. Â Towards that, I will be printing out a sea of pattern pieces today, in between making and testing chocolate flavors, and will try to squeeze in a muslin next week, in between more Chocopalooza prep work.