Tag Archives: sample making

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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Kansas City Recap

I recently made a trip to Kansas City to speak about tech packs, pattern making and fashion production, alongside Jess Crane (Jess Crane Design), Laura Treas (Kansas City Sewing Company) and Mark Brown (Law Offices of Mark Brown, LLC - Specializing in Patents and Trademarks). We spent a full day diving deeper into various topics…
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The “Project Runway Effect”

This idea has been on my mind for the last couple weeks, in part because of a few different but related, recent conversations with clients and potential clients, and in part because it's NYFW, and the glamorous side of the business is on full display. The concept behind what I call, the "Project Runway Effect,"…
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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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