Last year for Mother’s Day I interviewed some moms who were clients of mine, so this year I decided to focus on moms who work “behind the scenes”, like I do. Each is an entrepreneur, wearing all of the hats, raising children and running successful businesses. People will often ask moms, “how do you do…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
Some designs are well suited to be translated easily from flat sketch to pattern (with measurement specs of course). However other designs that require draping, or functional items that need to be experiemented with can benefit from having a LIVE Collaborative Design Session. What does that mean? It’s a "workshop" style meeting where I, as…Read more
Launching your first collection or bringing to life a specific product is exciting, but can also be a little bit daunting. Behind any market-ready garment lies a multitude of things to complete. Your first, and most crucial, step to setting up your project timeline and making sure your team (hi!) is on the same page…Read more
About a year ago I was asked to speak for students at Lakes Community High School for their annual Writer's Week program, to show how to tell stories through fashion. I was honored to share my own personal story, how I got interested in the industry, how I started my career as a pattern maker,…Read more