When a customer sees an attractive garment in a window display, the first thing that comes to their mind is "will they have one in my size?" But if you work in <a rel="wpi" target="_blank" title="Iran's New Wave of Women Fashion Designers · Global …" href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/22/irans-new-wave-of-women-fashion-designers/">fashion designing</a> you will know the labor that goes into that single piece of clothing, so the store can proudly say "we have one just your size."
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There is a lot of thought and hard work by a number of people that bring a garment from visualization to fruition. You should know about the steps in this process.
*Research: The first step is also the most important, for everything that follows originates from here. Research involves studying the fashion and forecasting the future trends in styles, fabrics and colors. This research can be done by a professional trend forecaster or agency or can also be undertaken by the designer themselves. The success of what follows hinges on how well the research is done.
*Design: With all the research findings on the table a designer will begin to visualize the garment. A designer has to incorporate the research data into a . Some designers may draw sketches while others may use pieces of fabric on dummies to come up with a design that is to their satisfaction. A designer is always in the thick of things, besides designing they are involved in all the other processes too, such is the importance of designing in the industry.
*Pattern: This step in the process requires the maximum accuracy and expertise. A pattern maker cuts the patterns for all the sections and pieces of the garment. The pattern maker must understand the design completely. How well patterns are cut out have a direct impact on the stitching and fitting of the garment. The pattern drafting process may be done by hand or using computer-aided design (CAD), either way the person involved must be specialized for this extremely technical job.
*Trial: Inexpensive materials are used to make a prototype of the garment and tried on a model. Then based on the feedback of the model and the visual appeal, required adjustments are made and the final version is arrived at, complete with the fitting and the fabric and color to be used.
*Stitching: Once all the aspects are finalized the samples are stitched for marketing to retailers. The samples can be stitched by an in-house seamstress or by the contractor who is going to mass-produce the garment.
Now your labor of love is all ready to adorn the window displays, and ultimately find place in the consumers’ closet. Cheers!