How I Created My First Clothing Collections
6 years ago, I started my Fair Fit clothing project based on the ways my fashion designs and patterns worked for other people. I had a early start to my career when my first clothing line, consisting of one of a kind items, took of in the early days of the diy and independent designer movement. As it started to sell in boutiques, markets, and events, I learned a lot back then about how people experience their clothing and went on to design a whole new system of pattern making and garment construction called "Fair Fit."
It was named Fair Fit because it practiced a democratic approach to a garment's design that incorporates the choice of the wearer as to how the final garment fits, based on THEIR perceptions of what is comfortable, easy to wear, and looks and feels the way they think best fits their individual body. It was a pattern puzzle designed to create a collaboration between me and the client. And you, the client, having the freedom of choice in the garment you wear instead of me, the designer, making all of the decisions for you- that sounds pretty fair right?
In this presentation, you will learn:
1. How your unique voice really comes down to your personal story, and key takeaways that you can use in your personal sewing and design practice too.
2. My development as a fashion designer, the things I learned along the way as I developed professionally and presented my work in live shows and runway presentations, influenced my future designs and approaches I take when I make my own clothing.
3. Where my perspective in design comes from, how it was shaped by my relationships with other people, and the ways I am still practicing to have a better relationship with clothes.
I hope by sharing my own story, it helps inspire your own approach to clothing and your own sewing and design practice. You can watch the full workshop here:
UPdate - check out how the projects you saw in my video grew into a whole new idea
Have you heard of my signature fashion design online courses, The Fair Fit Method? It's a series of courses designed to teach you intermediate to advanced fashion design skills like padding a form to your shape and size, fashion draping, pattern alteration, and adaptations for custom design. Enrollment happens only 3 times a year. If you would like to learn more about these courses and possibly take a class with me yourself go here to learn more: