Written By- Namrata Jaiswal
Guided By- [Asst. Prof. Monika Malik]
Workflow is a sequence of tasks which is used to complete the project successfully. Workflows are the paths that describe how project is completed sequentially to achieve an outcome. Before starting any project or process you need to create workflow, because you should know the necessary task for the specific process.
Here I will discuss workflow of designing a garment.
For designing a garment you need to understand many things, like; the ranges of colours, complementary colours, decorations, fabrics, compositions of colours as well as fabrics, trends, garments, etc
Creating a garment is something very thoughtful and organized, and then we will number the different steps that we usually take to create a collection.
The process of designing a garment starts with an idea which comes from a designer or from the customer (if the garment is custom based then the inspiration come from the customer itself), but still it’s your job to bring the idea of designer or customer into the reality.
The next step is taking measurements, if the garment is custom made; you need to take measurement of the customer, Or if you are making a garment for the standard size than you already have the measurement chart of different sizes.
Fabric selection is an important thing before the completion of pattern because you should make the necessary changes according the type of fabric. Select fabrics based on your theme / need and give specific details on your fabric by dyeing, printing, embroidery etc.
Measurements are taken, fabrics are selected, now it’s time to draft patterns for a specific design using pattern making tools and apply pattern making principles to it. This is the most important step for any garment construction. Once a pattern is ready then you can also graded pattern for smaller and larger sizes.
Now it’s time to lay down the pattern on the fabric, keep some points in mind:
- Firstly lay large pieces and then adjust small pieces between large pieces.
- The length of the garment should be parallel to the selvedge of the fabric.
- Be sure pattern is placed on the correct grain.
- And most importantly check pattern or print of fabric. Before cutting make sure the design runs in the same direction throughout the garment.
Cut the fabric keeping these points in mind and then trace the outline of pattern on the fabric
The pieces are sewn together along with concept and details. Then garment is inspected to make sure all the pieces are sewn well.
After a garment is fully sewn and assembled, next step is garment pressing that gives a final finished look to garment. Now it’s ready for your customer.
Packaging & Shipping
The last step of your garment making process is packaging and shipping your garment to your customer.
These are the steps involved in workflow of garment design. Workflow has the ability to incorporate the complexities of a process and provide clarity. So you can use this for any business . It provides many benefits for any organization.
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