Category Archives: Technical Design

Using Technology for a Faster Garment Fit Process

I recently met Lacey Bell from Fire Fly Line through an event with Fashion Group International of Chicago. Her company offers 3D prototyping for apparel and sewn products, and I was interested to find out more, so we met for lunch so she could give me some information and a software demo. This tool is…
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Speaking at … Chicago Textile Expo 2015

In just a few¬†short weeks, I will be speaking with my friend and colleague Jessica Crane at the upcoming Chicago Textile Expo, hosted by Fine Fabric Sales showroom. We have been invited to speak again, and this time our presentation will be about Tech Packs, which are a must-have in the sewn products business. Many…
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Speaking at … Chicago Textile Expo

I'm excited about speaking this week at a new show, the Chicago Textile Expo, which is hosted by my friends Diana Muzzy and Flo¬†Fiore-Battaglia of Fine Fabric Sales. I was invited to put together a seminar about pattern making, and I've been working on my presentation all week in between work projects and attending a…
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Fit Samples – Muslin or Sample Fabric?

You have your first pattern ready and the next step is to test the pattern and fit on your fit model. Often referred to as a muslin sample, your fit sample should actually be made up in a sample fabric that is the same weight, weave and fiber content as your actual garment, rather than…
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