Wow, I’m amped about todays post although it’s coming in a tad too late. It’s way out of our usual lane but quite interesting, if I may say so.
I plan to bring you more of such informative pieces.
Trust me, my respect for designers was renewed.
I tell you these guys work.
The amount of work involved in the making of just one dress makes you realise this job is not for the faint-hearted.
Yes, I know there has been complaints of how costly locally designed pieces are but when you calculate the cost of production involved, you understand why.
You need to see this process to get the scope of design work and just how intense it is compared to regular tailoring.
Then the long and unending debate of whether designers are tailors and vice-versa comes in but that is a topic for another day.
The above sketch is how the final product ought to look like.
Let me now take you through the processes involved:
STEP 1: Separating the Leso
STEP 2: Tracing The Pattern Blocks
STEP 3: Tracing & Manipulating Front Pattern
STEP 4: Placing Patterns on Mannequin
STEP 5: Tracing the Back Pattern & Manipulating It
STEP 6: Cutting Out The Patterns from Fabric
STEP 6: Draping Pattern Pieces on Mannequin to See Final Outcome
…..and that class, is how our final product will look like.
So next time you go to a designer and ask them to make you something, this is the process they have to go through.
This is why it takes time. This is why it costs much. This is why you have to respect designers.
I haven’t even done justice to the process much as I have tried to, but at least now you have an idea.
You can comment below and share with me your experiences with designers and if this piece has been helpful in any way.
Till the next post.
Enjoy your weekend.