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The Chicago Pattern Maker Partners with TexProcess Americas for Educational Series: The Studio

Xochil Herrera Scheer, pattern engineer and founder of XOCHIL INC / The Chicago Pattern Maker, partners with TexProcess Americas to present “The Studio”, an educational floor talk series taking place all three days of the conference. Xochil has thoroughly planned the ten-part series with Shoshana Burgett, industry strategist and founder of Color Karma, leading discussion topics with other industry leaders including: Tukatech, Henderson Sewing Machine Co., Alvanon, Shima Seiki, and Exenta from Aptean. Topics to be discussed include Sewing and Robotics, Innovations in Knitwear, 3D Prototyping and the Digital Twin, and the Smart Microfactory of the future. 
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Virtual Fittings – Yes It’s Possible!

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…
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The Product Development Process

Have you ever wondered what goes into starting a clothing line? Or have you been wanting to start and not know where to begin? This is the perfect place to start! We are going through the steps of our process that are crucial to the development process. Inquiry Call: Let’s have a quick chat about…
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Benefits of a LIVE Collaborative Design Session

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…
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