High End Clothing Manufacture.
(075-029). The London Pattern Cutter specialises as a high end clothing manufacturer CMT and sample developer for small orders. We work mainly for startups and small brands, in London and throughout the UK.
We provide a one stop manufacturing solution for anyone looking for sample development and small scale production. If you are new to the clothing business we also provide a number of one-to-one workshops for you.
How Do We Work ?
It couldnt be easier really. Just give us a ring to discuss your requirements. If you are new to the clothing business and you are interested in our startup workshop, then we can set this up with our fashion business adviser, Emile.
Assessing Your Designs.
If you dont require the workshop, then we would have to asses your designs and discuss your fashion project with you. You will need to provide technical sketches and relevant information for sampling. We run a fashion design assessment workshop if needed.
Bring in your designs, along with any reference images, garments or fabrics you may have. Emile will have an in-depth look at your designs and give an honest professional assessment.
If you havnt already sourced your fabrics, we can help you with this process. We can advise on the suitability of any fabrics that you have provided.
Once your designs have been finalised, and the fabrics sourced, the next stage is to provide technical sketches to instruct the pattern cutter and sample machinist in making your style. We want to get this right first time, so we try to ensure that we have all the information we need.
Although the technical sketch may form the basis of a tech pack at a later stage, we do not require a tech pack for sampling purposes.
The pattern cutter will interpret your sketch, following your instructions closely. They may have to contact you if anything is not clear. We would need to establish what the base size should be.
We try to avoid making a toile ( mock-up) as this can be an unnecessary expense for you. Depending on the design, we may sometimes advise on making a toile as a more cost effective solution.
The sample machinist will then make a sample based on information provided. Most samples we do get right first time, with maybe a few tweaks being necessary. But sometimes it is necessary to make a further sample to get it absolutely right.
Checking The Sample.
Normally we will post the samples to our clients. They will then check them over, fit them on a model or a mannequin and decide if they need to make any alterations. They will then pass any comments on to us.
If the base pattern needs to be altered, the pattern cutter will do this. Normally any alterations are fairly minor, so the pattern can be graded without having to make a further sample. It is rare for us to have to make a further sample, although some types of garment require more development than others.
We would need to discuss your specific grading requirements. Most grading is very straight forward, requiring maybe three sizes, with 5 cms increments up and down. There are all sorts of reasons to change this though, depending on your market and your budget.
When it comes to production, we need to know exactly how you want the garment to finish. As long as we have the correct information, it doesnt really matter whether you call it a tech pack, or something else.
Small Production Run.
Now we can do the production run. We will make a production sample before starting the production itself. If all is well, then we would complete the production run.
Cut Make And Trim.
If you opt to use our CMT services, we will cut your fabric, make your garments, then trim them.
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