Technical design is the pattern-making and construction process that is done in order to bring a design to life. The design process starts with a sketch and then a pattern-maker or technical design team looks at the sketch and figures out how to best construct the garment. Often times this involves multiple toiles or samples to make sure the fit and proportion is how the designer wants it.
Daniel Munoz commissioned me to make three of his dress designs. Here is his sketch for the first design I made:
|Daniel Munoz sketch for Fashion Week San Antonio|
I consulted with Daniel about each of the three designs, asking him specifics about fabric placement, measurements, proportion and finishing techniques. I cut yardage from his fabric supply and headed back to my studio to start the construction process.
|Some patterns I made for Daniel's designs|
|Cutting out Daniel's fabric|
|Daniel's first finished dress design before leaving my studio|
|Daniel's dress #1 after completion, still in my studio|
|Dress #1 on a model at a local fashion event|
|Daniel Munoz dress sketch #2|
|Completed dress #2|
|A model rockin' dress #2|
|Daniel Munoz dress design sketch #3:|
|Completed dress #3 glittering on a model|
Are you in need of technical design consultation? A dress for a special occasion? Email me at email@example.com.