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4 Reasons to Hire a Professional Fit Model

Beyond design, the fit of a garment is probably the most important element to consider in the product development process. I have worked with many different clients and different market segments, and sample sizes, and have to say that those who hire professional models have a better experience and often times faster time arriving at…
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Using Technology for a Faster Garment Fit Process

I recently met Lacey Bell from Fire Fly Line through an event with Fashion Group International of Chicago. Her company offers 3D prototyping for apparel and sewn products, and I was interested to find out more, so we met for lunch so she could give me some information and a software demo. This tool is…
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Cutting out samples for a compression short.

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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