My Patterns and Samples
Once everything was sourced and tested, it was time to produce my patterns. The more detailed my tech packs were, the more accurate my patterns would come out. Once again, CMA handled all this for me so I didn’t need to hire a pattern-maker; it was all done under one roof.
To ensure that my clothes would be exactly as I want them, my manufacturer produced one pattern size at first and we perfected it’s fit. This way, once they conducted their size grading, every other size would be proportional and correct as well.
My first sample round was made using the correct fabric but in white. Since it was already available in stock colours, this enabled us to test the fabric’s performance without the need for printing and dyeing yet.
Once my samples were ready, CMA shipped them to me for review. It was truly exciting because I could see and feel my clothes for the first time. I sent them back with my final adjustments and my manufacturer perfected the patterns from there.
The second time around, we used printed fabrics and by this time, all of my previous adjustments had also been applied. Luh continued to share the play-by-play updates through WhatsApp with me.
I loved that I could see everything progressing right before my eyes. Everything looked great so I approved my production without needing to ship my second samples to me.
Throughout this entire process, Luh and I stayed in contact using WhatsApp, emails, and Skype calls. With regular updates of images and videos from Luh, I was able to provide quick approvals to move my production forward.