Pattern making is translating the sketch of a designer into an actual garment
A basic pattern has a specific relationship of shape, angle and measurements. If the pattern is not correct the garment can never fit well. Nearly 90% of the consumers will not return to a brand if they have a bad fit experience.
If you manage the patterns yourself you are not dependent on the supplier for fit. The fit will be consistence between vendors and seasons.
Set up block system
For fit consistency a block system is a key tool. It can help your company to accomplish the sizing vision, mission and goal. A 'block' is a basic pattern, which is made with the specific customer measurements for the brand. A block-pattern should be trendless.
Creating block-patterns takes time, but it is time well spent, as it gives a strong identity to your brand and reassurance to the customer that the fit of their garment will be the same next time they buy it. Without block patterns there will be no standardization in fits.
By improving the fit process your company can work more efficiently. A pattern check of the vendors can help to create consistency between different vendors and reduce samples and costs.
Pattern Solutions can make patterns from scratch or adjusting exisiting patterns. We will need a sketch and some information on how the garment should look like on the body. The ease over body , silhoutte and drape are very important for the aesthetic fit.
It is also important to know what your competition is doing. Before creating a pattern it can help your brand to do some bench mark and research.
For each pattern we make a size chart and if needed a technical drawing.
Final stage is the fitting of a sample. A proto fitting is an important part of the review, and involves the designer, the development team and a pattern maker.
3D Pattern visualization
With the Optitex 3D Suite we can turn the ﬂat patterns into 3D samples and reduce the number of times you have to create physical samples.
This drastically cuts the time you have to spend on each sample, the cost associated, as well as the hassle of scheduling and organizing numerous ﬁt sessions.
What does all of that mean? You create fewer samples, increase precision and uniformity of your product line's fit, and drastically shorten it's time-to-market; to mention just a few of the benefits of introducing virtual sampling to your design process.
Grading is making a garment incrementally bigger or smaller relative to the base size.
To achieve the best fit across all sizes I can optimize the grade rules to the target group of your company. Grading should maintain the design and fit intend of the the core size across the size range.
The supplier should have clear instructions available to work with.
Pattern Solutions can help you with creating all kinds of manuals. Here are some examples.