Xochil News

Mon, Aug 22, 2022

How Fitting Podcast – Episode 50

How Fitting Podcast: Developing Fashion That Fits Your Customer, Lifestyle, and Values with Ellie Wilcox, Xochil Herrera Scheer, Connie Bourgeois, and host Alison Hoenes I had the opportunity to be on the How Fitting Podcast, hosted by Alison Hoenes. I was joined by fellow product development experts and fashion freelancers, Ellie Wilcox of Digitech Design…


Fri, Aug 12, 2022

How 3D Sampling Works for Your Apparel Brand

When you are starting a new apparel company or exploring a launch for a new product line, you have several options when it comes to product development.


Tue, Jun 21, 2022

Rock Star Millennials Podcast

Earlier this spring I recorded a conversation with Kathryn Spitznagle on the Rock Star Millennial Podcast.


Wed, May 11, 2022

The Chicago Pattern Maker Partners With TexProcess Americas For Educational Series: The Studio

Xochil and her team bring strong expertise and genuine care to collaborate with brands, guiding them through the pre-production prototyping process, with the goal of creating beautiful and functional products that are ready to take to market.


Mon, May 9, 2022

Triple F Podcast

In April I recorded a conversation with JP Lamp on the Triple F Podcast. We talked about how to get noticed as a new brand, working with a pattern maker, and all the steps involved in the product development process.


Wed, Jun 16, 2021

SPESA: Rising Star

I am honored to be selected as a SPESA Rising Star and share a little about my work in the sewn products industry, and where I see myself going in the future.


Thu, Apr 29, 2021

SEAMS: Millennial Corner – April 2021 Reflections

Pandemic has brought opportunities to grow, learn, teach


Thu, Feb 4, 2021

My Professional Journey

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".


Fri, Oct 2, 2020

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.



Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Successful Fashion Designer Podcast

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.


Mon, May 4, 2020

ICYMI: Threaded Hosts “Shaping Fashion” Virtual Forum

We had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Threaded Shaping Fashion Virtual Forum on April 18th, to kick off Fashion Revolution Week.


Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Shelter + Shine



Fri, Nov 1, 2019

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!


Sat, May 11, 2019

Moms Behind the Scenes


Mon, May 6, 2019

Telling Stories Through Fashion

Hopefully my message inspired someone in the audience -- and I'm pleased to share highlights from this talk (edited down from an hour) for you!


Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Benefits of a LIVE Collaborative Design Session

Designs that require draping, or functional items that need to be experimented with can benefit from having a LIVE Collaborative Design Session.





Thu, Sep 6, 2018

Make+Create Podcast


Sun, Aug 26, 2018

Make+Create Ep. 8: Meet The Chicago Pattern Maker

I was interviewed by Jen Veguilla-Lezan for an episode of Make+Create Podcast. We talk about the transition from design school to entrepreneurship in a bad economy, balancing work and motherhood, and the role technology plays in fashion design.


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