Development services for cut and sew apparel and small accessories:
- Concept evaluation and design process planning
- Coaching & consulting
- Technical development (specs, sketches, tech packs)
- Pattern making (paper and 2D/3D CAD)
- Sample sewing / prototyping
- Production planning
- Assistance in setting up & streamlining in-house production microfactories
I coach clients through the process of preparing to work with pattern makers, sample sewers, and production facilities, as well as help small brands refine and scale their own production. For starters, read my Guide to Working With Pattern and Sample Makers. I have extensive experience sewing small batches and made to order items, and this informs my patternmaking and product development process as I specialize in engineering products with domestic production and small batch feasibility in mind.
If you’re interested in working together, please fill out this questionnaire so I can learn more about your project and determine if it’s a good fit for my skill set and schedule availability. My portfolio will give you an idea of past projects.
While I have a broad range of experience sewing womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, and lightweight accessory categories spanning knits and wovens, my patternmaking expertise is mostly focused within the realm of casual women’s fashions and stretch athletic apparel such as base layers, hoodies, and tanks. I also enjoy the technical complexities of functional outdoor apparel and accessories that are suited for adventure in and around the mountains of Colorado, such as fleece jackets, fishing vests, and paddle sports apparel. I recently made the transition from paper patterns to CAD software utilizing StyleCAD and Browzwear, so I am now able to efficiently manage detailed garments with lots of seams and style components and can also create 3D prototypes to validate designs before sewing physical samples. I have prior experience sewing men’s suits and enjoy the complexity of jackets. I do NOT work with bridal / formalwear, lingerie, luggage, complex bags, thick leather, or heavy weight upholstery materials.
- Single needle lockstitch
- 3,4,5, & 6 thread overlock
- 2/3 needle top and/or bottom coverstitch
- Rolled hem (3 thread scarf edge)
- Heat press
- Snap setter
- Domestic machines for zigzag and buttonholes