In the summer of 2019, I was a guest speaker for students at the Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts in partnership with After School Matters, Fashion Design and YOU!. This portion of the talk focuses on my professional journey to becoming "The Chicago Pattern Maker". In this summer program, students learn the vocational skill…Read more
The Chicago Pattern Maker: Xochil Herrera Scheer is a professional product developer, passionate about ethical sourcing and manufacturing, and Made In USA products. She is involved in the fashion community through connecting resources, sharing experiences, and professional development events. Xochil is a lover of slow fashion, collaboration, and is always game for a peanut butter dessert.
Recent Posts by Xochil
We work with many of our clients remotely -- either because they live outside of the Chicago metro area, or these days so that we can avoid in-person meetings to prevent exposure and spread of COVID-19. Video conferencing via Google Meet is great, we have the ability to see the garments on body live and…Read more
Since Illinois (and much of the US) shut down in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to shift the way we do business in so many ways. One of the major hurdles to overcome was how to do fittings when we couldn't meet with clients in person. Luckily, we are pretty comfortable…Read more
Last fall I recorded this interview with Sew Heidi on the Successful Fashion Designer podcast, and talked about how to get your designs into production - all the steps involved in the product development process. Check out the Successful Fashion Designer Podcast at or listen through your favorite podcast app. Listen Now!Read more