Xochil Herrera Scheer: The Chicago Pattern Maker
Xochil Herrera Scheer provides professional pattern making and fashion design services to businesses and individuals in the Chicago area, and remotely to clients throughout the US.
Xochil made Chicago her home in 2003, moving from her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. She has a BFA in Fashion Design from The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, and graduate degree in entrepreneurship from DeVry University. Xochil is a detail oriented, results driven task master, and enjoys the analytic side of fashion, making products come to life through strategic sourcing and technical details.
Xochil has worked with numerous brands and designers to bring their concepts from sketch to reality. She has a strong skill set in technical design, pattern making, material sourcing and production management. She has a keen understanding of the production process through working with various factories, and being closely involved with clients throughout their development. Her background in tailoring and alterations has helped shape her skills in garment fit and construction techniques.
Specializing in pattern making for knits, with a particular interest in athletic/fitness/active performance apparel for men and women, she enjoys learning about innovations in materials and applying them to new designs. She also enjoys working in the contemporary sports wear market, and has experience working with sewn accessories and bags.
Xochil currently serves as Regional Director for Fashion Group International of Chicago. She loves being involved in the local and domestic fashion community through promoting experiences, events and professional development. She is also passionate about Made in USA products, sourcing and manufacturing.
Xochil's work has been featured in: SPLASH, Chicago Sun Times, MODA Fashion Gazette, New City Chicago. Xochil was also included in a segment on the ABC 7 Chicago show, 190 North.
StyleCAD Pattern Maker
Professional pattern making now with StyleCAD digital patterns!
Regional Director - Fashion Group International of Chicago
Leads the FGI Chicago region Board of Directors, planning relevant programming for fashion industry professionals.
Tailors looks on-set for photo/video shoots for large companies, including Kohl's, Land's End, Trunk Club, Nike, Schawk! and others. Represented by Factor Artists.
Designs and gives presentations on pattern making, technical design and other topics for small groups. Worked with DG Expo, AIBI, Creative Chicago Expo, Chicago Textile Expo, as well as schools and groups.
Certificate: Union Special
Completed Union Special class to learn sewing machine maintenance, basic mechanics and trouble shooting for a variety of machines including: Single Needle Lockstitch, Overlock, Coverstitch, Flatseam ("Flatlock"), Bar Tack
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