Category Archives: Technical Design

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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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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