HOW TO GET YOUR CLOTHING MADE & HoW Clothing DESIGN SOFTWARE CAN HELP YOU
Apparel Manufacturers Strongly Prefer Clean Digital / Computer Generated Sketches Over Hand Drawn Sketches. Digital clothing sketches & designs are required throughout the manufacturing process. Using clothing design software to create digital designs will give your label a professional look as you begin to work with apparel manufacturers. It is industry standard that fashion designers & labels convert their hand drawn sketches into digital renditions prior to approaching the manufacturing stage. Digital sketches are also needed for tech packs. Digital Fashion Pro can greatly help you with producing professional tech packs. In fact on Digital Fashion Pro Business Class or higher (specifically any DFP Package that comes with Beyond the Basics Upgrade) teaches you how to create technical sketches.
Regular digital fashion sketches, digital technical sketches & garment measurements are the foundation of getting patterns made, samples made or mass production of your designs. Digital Sketches also help manufacturers make your design with greater accuracy because they can see how your finished garment should look. This means you will save money on samples, speed up the design to production cycle + increase product quality. Once you create your design sketches you can then email them to your manufacturer so they can make your clothing. Digital Fashion Pro Fashion Software will help you professionally communicate your design ideas.
When it comes to getting your line and clothing designs made – we recommend our Fashion Mogul Package. The Fashion Mogul Clothing Line Start-Up Package will give you step by step tools on our how start your clothing line, design your line, get it made and in stores. The packages includes the Industry Edition of Digital Fashion Pro. Plus you get our SCL Clothing Manufacturers and Fashion Suppliers eBook which has over 500 worldwide apparel factories and fashion contacts that you can contact to make your line. This packages pulls together everything you need for the basic process of getting your clothing made. We also recommend The Garment Spec Measurement Book (sold in our StartingAClothingLine.com Store) to help you with your garment measurements.
How Do I Communicate the Color I want My Clothing to Be or Fabric?
This is another great question that is important in getting you clothes made professionally by a clothing manufacturer. The standard way to communicate color is by having a Pantone Textile Guide. Pantone Textile Guides gives you the ability to use a color reference code to communicate to your clothing factory, fabric mill or any other process that requires color matching. The guide is recognized worldwide. All major and small factories have a Pantone Color Guide on hand. When you give them a reference color code they can look it up and adjust dyes etc. accordingly to achieve the color you desire.
Technical Sketch Examples Created With DFP, Our FBC Spec Sheet Templates, Line Sheet Example Using DFP Sketches
Create Your Garment Tech Packs With Digital Fashion Pro Fashion Mogul Package