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Technical Illustration vs. Fashion Croquis

Many fashion designers have beautiful fashion croquis to show their designs, aesthetic, and render fabrications. While they look nice, and require a great amount of both time and artistic talent, a technical illustration is needed to communicate your design to your pattern maker and sewing contractor. A technical drawing differs from a fashion croqui in that…
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AIBI Fabric and Trim Show

An event all Chicago area designers need to check out for good resources for fabrics, trims, and more! Xochil will be sharing a booth with fabric, trim and zipper rep Jay Arbetman, on Thursday October 22nd. She will be open to discuss pattern making and sample sewing, or to answer questions about your designs. Jay…
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Inspiration: The lost and found fortune that inspired me to start my own business.

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About Me: Alumni Interview

I was recently interviewed by Katelyn Doyle for an alumni newsletter piece for my alma mater, The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago. I'm sharing some of my answers as an "insight" into how I'm inspired and how I work.Where do you draw inspiration from? Everywhere. I “people-watch” on the train, read lots of magazines, listen…
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