Apparel & Design Master Class 101
In the fashion world, your portfolio, skills, and passion tend to be more important than where you went to school. Majoring in fashion design, however, is a great way to master designing tools and build connections.
What We Do
As Harry Winston once observed: “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” Project Stitch invites you to build and scale your fashion brand in a bold, vivid, intentional manner, using a technology-based system to create your apparel. Considering starting a clothing brand? Project Stitch’s in-house team of fashion specialists is prepared to provide step-by-step help from start to finish with every area of your business. Starting your own clothing line is a multifaceted process. Project Stitch helps you to streamline the process, freeing you up so that it can also be rewarding! From fabrics to construction details, Project Stitch walks you through the process so that you gain a deep insight into your finished product.
Ready to turn heads? At Project Stitch, we’re adamant about your vision and we’re ready to help you make it worth their while! Get the personalized support you need to actualize your specific design idea! From concept development to execution, Project Stich’s expertise makes it all seamless!
HOW OUR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS WORKS!
The below steps take place once you are assigned a Project Manager. You are given a Project Manager once you have made sufficient payments to your payment arrangement. A 30% deposit is required to be placed on our product development schedule. Clients will need to have 75% paid to have enough funds to allocate to your product development process for our pattern maker/seamstress etc., not to work faster or rush your product development.
Fabric selection After your 3/4 payment, we start sourcing fabrics/trims. We will be mailing you the option to confirm which fabrics you like for each style. After you confirm, we will send you the invoice. Once the payment is made, we order the sample yardage. Also, remember that we can NOT start sewing the final samples in stage 6 until all fabrics and trims are physically in our studio *This fabric is not for production.
Patterns 2D paper that reflects your design/fabric for each style. Which are the blueprint and intellectual property of your design. A cutter’s must accompany the pattern. The cutter’s must is complete instructions on how to place the garment pieces together to turn it from 2D to 3D.
Fit samples We use the patterns to make mockups for each style with fabrics similar to the ones you asked for in the consultation.
Fitting meeting (Virtual or in-person) We do not use dress forms. A fit model is required. We try the fit samples on your fit model and make the necessary fit adjustments for each style. We can add or take away any details. You can not change your design from a coat to a pant, for example. We take photos and notes while this is going on. Once the fitting is over, we will email you a recap to confirm these changes. Once you approve the notes, we can not change the design anymore without incurring additional fees.
Pattern edits After confirming the recap notes, we use the notes to edit the patterns for each style. We compare the pattern with the fit samples to make sure the fit is accurate. Sometimes a 2nd fitting is necessary if the fit is way off before we go to stage 6, so stages 2-4 are repeated.
Final sample Once all styles are edited, we move them as one project to be sewn in your final fabrics. We check the cutter’s-must, make sure trimmings are In the bag, check the fabric. Then we cut out all the styles and sewed them. Once the sewing is complete, we do quality control.
Final sample review (Mailed to you or in-person) We try the final samples on your model to make sure they fit. If there are any additional changes or updates, you are welcome to request an additional sample at our sample cost or leave the changes to be updated in production.
That ends the design development stages. After you’ve spent time with your samples, you come back to us with your numbers (units and sizes) so we can price out production if you wish to do it with us. A production meeting will be scheduled to talk more in-depth, advise quote, and all manufacturing options based on your production budget.
Project Stitch’s Outlook On Fashion: The Whole Should Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts
Project Stitch Specializes In:
→ Product Development
→ Grading, Digitizing
→ Samples and Prototypes
→ Tech Packs
→ Material Sourcing
→ Cut and Sew Production MOQ 600 Units