The Custom Clothing Process

There are many that wonder how do I do custom clothing and design. Well… there is a process. Below I will give you one example step by step on a denim skirt I created. 

Step 1: Measurements of client (in this case it was me)

Step 2: Design — what does the client want you to make? (I wanted a long denim skirt)

Design Sketch for Denim Skirt.

Step 3: Make a rough template of the basic skirt pattern (this will be used for the skirt sloper after measurements are accurate)

Step 4: Make a muslin to fit the client (from the rough sloper)— to be sure all measurements are accurate before moving on to the actual pattern development. (On mine, I fitted myself — I ended up being off about a half inch on each side seam)

Step 5: Go back and edit the rough pattern with the new measurements — in my case removing ½ inch from each side seam (which is a total inch on each side)

Step 6: Pattern Development for final product 

Step 7: Create the garment

Step 8: Fit the garment to the client (I stood on a chair while Andy fitted it — remember above where we needed to bring it in an inch on each side, and we had to shorten it by almost 5 inches) — Lesson learned — when you are making your own clothes — have someone fit you before you put the final stitching in the garment.

Step 9: Make any necessary changes/corrections

Step 10: Create a sloper from the basic skirt draft above, that has also been corrected from the fit on the final product. This sloper then will be used as a template to create any other type of skirt for the client in the future. 

Step 11: Give garment to client or if yours, Wear it proud!

Here is the Scoop

I have a calendar and I have a plan. And I am 3 weeks behind my plan already. My goal is to post something every other week, at least, sometimes more in a week, sometimes less. So you may see this post today, and then see another later this week. This is my way to get my voice heard.

So what you will see here is a conglomeration of things:

  • Nature Study Updates
  • Nature Study Book Project Updates
  • Writings, musing, and photos about my garden, the farm, the challenges, and the successes
  • Writings about life in general and thoughts that run through my head
  • Writings about my personal businesses: Lucky 7 Studios and Adams Consulting
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  • Writings about my research and being published — which by the way I just submitted an article for a magazine right before I wrote this — will keep you updated!
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  • My art, quilting, sketching, and miscellaneous musings.

Lucky 7 Studios

The Story Behind Lucky 7 Studios:

I decided it was time to do something I love and am absolutely passionate about. Start my own clothier design business. Check out Lucky 7 Studios to see what  I am talking about. I am so excited to get started. I have my first customer already — when she reaches 100$ in orders, she will receive 1% off her order. And it will follow that way for each customer up to customer 100.

Are you tired of purchasing clothes at high prices and then having to take them to be altered so they fit just the way you want? Are you tired of wanting something special made and not knowing where to go? Do you have an idea for pillows, curtains, etc…. and do not have the skills or time to make them? Well, you have found the right place to come. Quilts, Dolls, Doll Clothes & More (pricing) Design Examples and Options

Each order will receive a written (typed & emailed or faxed) agreed upon work order so there will never be any confusion over the work. If you live in the NE, East Central Ohio or NW, North Central Pennsylvania area, send an email and we can set up an appointment to talk about what you want done. If you are further away, do not worry we can work with you from a distance, across the state, across the US, across the pond, anywhere you are, I can make it work. The Standard Garment Price List is only a guide. Each customer receives an individual quote based solely on their order.

As you are looking through the price lists and other pages associated with Lucky 7 Studios and you are not locating what you are wanting created, do not hesitate to contact me and we can work something out.

Look Book Coming Spring 2019.