I thought it might be nice to have a thread where people could introduce themselves and their experience in the field(s), what they’re hoping to contribute, etc, etc.
So, I’ll go first. ahems
BEHOLD! It is I. Reverend Luficarius van Ratspeed, Esq. XLII [cue dramatic cape swoosh]
I am here before you as a long time enthusiast in bespoke tailoring endeavors and clothing industry reform. I came into the scene with primarily a background in graphic design and web design, but have over 33 years in personal computing experience. My interests in tailoring came from a general interest in costuming, but was unaware of the vast depths of traditional bespoke tailoring history and culture. I became fascinated and set forth in learning all that I could of the trade, which has been called by some as a “dying art.” I see potential in reviving the prevalence of bespoke tailoring by use of computer-aided drafting and fitting/draping tools. Valentina, combined with virtual physics engines and 3D rendering software could lead to a resurgence, lowering the cost of manufacturing, reducing our need for megalopoliptic factories, and re-open the door for individual crafts(wo)men and tailoring houses. Much like how 3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, so could FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software)!