How do I make a great/quality clothing design? How do I find the inspiration for my designs? How do I know if my designs will be successful? How do I make a great clothing design that my customers will love and want to wear? How do I sell my clothing design and turn a profit?
So many questions pop into a designer’s head. First, what is a clothing design? Second, how do I choose a design? Third, can I put my own personal twist on a design? And finally, how do I sell my design and make a profit?
If you are asking these questions then you have come to the right place. Here I share with you five tips on how to get started with your clothing design. These are quick and simple tips. You can take these and adapt them to your own use. It doesn’t matter whether you are using an existing design or creating your own design.
First, use photos, sketches, or scrapbooks as your inspiration pictures. I am not talking about old fashion magazines, or images you find in Google images or similar sites. These pictures are not what you should use. They are usually too generic. You need to look for inspiration pictures that are related to your design.
Next, use clothes that you like, or use clothes that you think will go well with your design. You don’t have to buy new clothes to do this. Just wear things that you like, or use clothes you think will go well with your design. Do not buy a lot of expensive designer clothes until you see what your designs look like on real people. Use these pictures as a guideline, but don’t copy them word-for-word.
Third, create some ideas and concepts on paper before you start your clothing design. Come up with some designs on paper, or at least visualize what they look like. When you have a good idea of what your design looks like, you will have more idea of the style you should use. This is especially important when you are starting out your clothing design.
Fourth, use clothing design software. There are plenty of clothing design software programs online that you can get for a reasonable price. Some are free, some you have to pay for, but it’s usually worth it to get the better quality software. One of my favorite clothing design software programs is Quark Lifestyles 4.5. I find this software easy to use and understand.
Lastly, be persistent. Even though you may think that you have a great idea, there is always a chance that you will not be able to implement it into a design. Do not be discouraged. Keep trying, and eventually your design will take shape and you will be able to implement it into a great piece of clothing.
Remember to stay away from trends. Fashion is always changing, so you should avoid being caught up in these trends. When you are designing your clothing design, try to make it as timeless as possible. By sticking to solid colors and basic styles, you will never have to worry about having to update your design.
Be creative with your clothing design. There are no limits to what you can do with a design. Use whatever creativity you have. Use shapes, colors, and anything else that comes to mind. And once you are able to create something decent, you can move on and do some improvements.
Also make sure that you use high quality materials. The fabrics that you are using will go a long way in determining the overall appearance of your design. Try to avoid cheap fabrics and those with thread that don’t seem to be strong. A cheap material will wear out fast and will look terrible no matter what you end up with. Look for high quality materials.
So there you have it. Great tips on how to get started with clothing design. Take everything you have learned and use it to create some really great designs. Stay away from the basics, use your imagination, and you will come out with some good designs.