Many people are already familiar with sewing but simply make pieces using commercial patterns. If you’re determined to unleash your imagination and start creating your own designs, I’m here to help! I am Tommie Hernández and I have been a fashion designer for more than 25 years and for many years I sold my clothing and swimwear lines to dozens of boutiques and stores like JC Penney. And now I’m here to help you fall in love with all aspects of sewing, including fashion design. Check out these 3 things you should be obsessed with before you start illustrating your designs:
1. Know your style
To create a fashion collection, you must have a clear idea of what your personal style is. Think about what kind of clothes you like and what makes you feel comfortable and confident. It’s also important to keep current fashion trends in mind to make sure your collection is relevant and current.
2. Research the market
Before creating your collection, it is important that you research the fashion market and see what is currently on the market. Get to know your competitors, look at their collections and look for inspiration. Also, make sure you know your target audience and what they look for in fashion.
3. Design your garments
Once you have a clear idea of your style and have researched the market, it is time to design your garments! Create sketches and prototypes of your designs and make sure they are practical and functional. Also, think about the materials you want to use and how you will produce your garments.
Which one are you going to start with? I hope this helps you get excited about the opportunity to be able to create pieces to your liking and your style as the designer!
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