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 or Style Blast Edition. The Fashion Mogul Clothing Line Start-Up Package or our Style Blast Edition 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 250 worldwide apparel factories and fashion contacts that you can contact to make your line. In fact, The Style Blast has a 2nd contact list specializing in companies that make your designs in small quantities. Some can make your styles for you in quantities as low as one unit. Both packages pull 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.
Ultimately getting your clothing made is about being able to communicate your design to the person or company making your garment. Sending your garment details by email will get the job done. You just want to make sure the garment sewing person or company you are working with accepts the type of files that you will be sending. Most clothing factories accept Jpeg, PNG, Excel and PDF’s. New designers used to believe that a garment pattern needed to be made first. This is not the case and has not been the case for a long time.
You should vet multiple companies to find the right one that can deliver quality, on-time delivery and at a price point that you can afford. A pattern is not required for this step. In fact, unless you have spent a lot of time developing your pattern and getting the garment made, your pattern may still need some tweaking. Therefore, it is best just to let the company you are working with do it based on just your specs (blueprint).
The process of starting your own clothing line and getting your clothing made is made simple with our Style Blast Edition of Digital Fashion Pro. Even if you are a true beginner, this fashion designer package will help you become a confident and knowledgeable clothing line entrepreneur. Digital Fashion Pro can help you start basically any type of clothing line from Swimwear, T-shirts, Jeans, Dresses, Athletics Wear, Lingerie, Suits, Sneakers, Handbags, Baby clothing and more.
Technical Sketch Examples Created With DFP, Our FBC Spec Sheet Templates, Line Sheet Example Using DFP Sketches
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