The Missing Piece of The Puzzle

Posted by MakersValley on 6/5/17 5:09 PM

In Democratize Manufacturing, Working with Your Manufacturer

The Reality Behind Creating Your Own Clothing Line from Scratch

Whenever someone thinks of fashion design, the first thing that comes to mind is glamour and sparkle, but in reality there’s more to it. There's a big process that has to happen before that sparkly outfit makes it to your closet.

Fashion, like any source of culture, is a great jigsaw puzzle! You just need to put all the pieces together to get something great.

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Creating a Clothing Line Is Like Piecing Together a Puzzle

We start at the edges to establish a model that will guide the rest of the image. Then, we put together the rest of the puzzle, piece by piece, until we reveal the final image. In order to finish the puzzle we'll need all of the pieces; if even one is missing, we will never see the completed picture.

Well, the same happens in fashion. To get to the sparkly outfit in your closet, first it needs to go through design, development, prototypingand production!  

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Create a Patten

First, get your ideas down on paper, and turn your sketch into a pattern. After you have a flat pattern, you will need to put all the pieces together to create a prototype of your product. Now you can see a sample of how your product will look and feel all the pieces start to fit together and make sense.Hands creating a pattern

Manufacture Your Fashion Design

This part of the puzzle could be tricky. Why? Because you need to find a manufacturing partner to help you get that awesome idea into a tangible product. But how can you achieve this? At first, you may feel confused because all of the pieces are going to look similar, but soon you will find the one that fits you best.

Why is it so difficult? Because finding the right manufacturer is a make it or break it decision, but once you have it figured out, all of the pieces will fit together and you will have completed the puzzle and have your unique collection.

Are you up for the challenge? Let’s figure out this puzzle together!

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