Module 8: Design, Tech Pack, Flats, and Line Sheets
Presented by Frances Harder with Andreu David (Owner/CEO, AD5 Inc.)
A successful designer is often born with talent and the drive to succeed. Even without proper training it is possible to become a top designer/manufacturer. There have been many stories of entrepreneurs becoming successful apparel manufacturers without formal training in the field. However, natural talent plus a business acumen are an ideal combination for underpinning success. As part of a Tech Pack, computer generated flat sketches are one of the key tools used in communicating garment construction details to production teams and manufacturing partners locally and globally. Your patternmaker will work directly from your flat sketches to put the new season’s samples into work. On another occasion, you could have your line sheets and sales samples in the showroom, out for discussion with a key account. Customizing line samples for an account may require sketching their changes so they can be communicated ‘on the spot’. Being able to accurately draw those desired revisions could be the key to getting the good order.