Adventures in Virtual Fashion Design: Creating a Simple Men’s T-Shirt

Well, today I spent quite a few hours trying to make a “simple” men’s T-shirt, and learning from my mistakes along the way. My first design had the sleeves as part of the T-shirt body itself, and it looked like this:

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But when I wore it in-world, I would get holes where my upper arms poked through, and no amount of adjusting the fabric in Lookbook would fix the problem.

MD problem with T-shirt - in Sansar 29 Dec 2017

I reported the problem to the Fashion channel on the official Sansar Discord server, and one person said:

I think it’s all because of big (very free) underarm region. When you simulate it in Sansar, it gets weights from body AND arms, and that region goes crazy…So basically it glitches because of extra room.
So I gave up on that design and looked around for a T-shirt pattern with separate pieces for the sleeves. I found this very useful tutorial on YouTube, and I followed it:
And I solved my underarm problem! But then I came across another problem. My T-shirt looked fine in the Marvelous Designer preview window:
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But when I wore it in Sansar, I got these ugly silvery seams everywhere!

Again, I appealed for help on the Fashion channel, and I searched for and found something that Agustine had recommended as a way to get rid of seams: Disable the Show Internal Lines feature in the 3-D avatar display.

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 And I finally got it to work! Here’s what my T-shirt looks like now:

And here’s a shot of me in my Ryan’s Garden experience, enjoying the sunshine and showing off my new, “simple”, blue-checked T-shirt! It’s now available for sale for S$5 in the Sansar Store.

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Blast from the Past: A Look Back at Cloud Party

As I mentioned before, I used to create clothing for male and female avatars in the late, lamented virtual world called Cloud Party. Well, what image should Facebook offer up as a memory today but this one, a screen capture of my online store in Cloud Party!

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(Cloud Party shut down for good on February 21st, 2014. I still miss the place sometimes. I first met several people there that I now know on Sansar.)

I gave away my clothing for free then, and I always got a small thrill whenever I saw someone else wearing something that I had made! That was back in 2012/2013, my first foray into virtual fashion. I find it very fitting that this image comes up unexpectedly again as I embark on a new adventure in virtual fashion design in a new virtual world, Sansar!

FREE Men’s T-Shirt!

Get your one-of-a-kind, limited edition, Ryan Schultz Fan Club T-shirt for male avatars!

Listing for Ryan Schultz Fan Club T-Shirt 28 Dec 2017

Available now! Operators are standing by! 😉

UPDATE 4:07 p.m.: I went over to the casual meetup today at Debi Baskerville’s White Out experience, and who should I run into but Radioactive Rosca, who was wearing my new T-shirt! Yay!!

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Adventures in Virtual Fashion Design: Creating a Patchwork Dress with Hanging Panels

Today I learned how to do M:N Segment Sewing in Marvelous Designer. (M:N Segment Sewing means that you can sew M (1 or more) edges to N (1 or more) edges in your pattern, and MD takes care of all the calculations for you.) I used this very useful tool to add hanging panels all around the hem of this crazy purple patchwork dress I created! I don’t think I’m going to sell too many of these, but I will put it up for free in the Sansar Store.

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Here is Vanity Fair wearing the dress at Zen Garden:

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