Making the Cut

Have you started watching Making the Cut? While the format is nothing new, we were stoked about the addition of seamstresses. The ability of a designer to translate their ideas to a seamstress is an important skill set. Did you notice this is the only communication they have? The entire garment failed or succeeded based on the information included in the designers tech packs. While speaking with the contestants, the judges highlighted the importance of being able to sell your brand. They also celebrated a quick save when a garment had to be scraped. We’d like to highlight the fact that you could play aRead More →

We often receive multiple inquiries, comments, and sometimes confusion on what exactly is a pattern. There are two terms that are generally used in the apparel manufacturing industry in regards to patterns. First, patterns, or garment patterns, can be a template from which parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before cutting and assembling. Garment patterns are used in the designing and production process to ensure that the fit of the garment is to the designer’s liking. While a tech pack is a blue print, the garment pattern is the cutting template.   Tip: “Keep in mind that when costs are involved in making aRead More →

It may be the holiday season, but with Market Week, Magic, and Chinese New Year right on its heels, there is no rest for the design department. Add in holiday vacations and someone is going to be stuck working long hours and missing out on the holiday fun. This season, don’t let crunch time put a damper on your holiday bliss. It’s the perfect time to ask if you could use a little help.  We think you’ll find JLD-Studios is the answer. Take a look at your to do list. Then compare it to our design services listed below. See any similarities? Design – GarmentRead More →