Are you stuck with needing help and support with your lingerie designs?
Launching seven packs to propel your lingerie designing and label forward. Complied together from the most requests received in how I can help designers with their lingerie, that can be printed out and use as templates to transform your lingerie business
The following design packs are designed to save you time and giving you the confidence and the freedom to set and achieve your goals within the lingerie industry.
The design sheets are self-explanatory, and quick and easy to use.
Design pack one: Fabric & Trim Design Packs
"Keep a track of all fabrics and trims in one place for future use"
This Fabric and trims sheet is a place to note down the cost and fabric supplier of everything you order, keeping it in one place. When you buy a fabric a fabric or trim, noting down where you received it from, what the fabric is made from and how much it cost will save you time in the future. No more trawling through receipts to find the cost or supplier. It's no rocket science this form, but how many of us has stashed fabrics or trims to use later, and then not been able to find any information about it?
Once all the information is filled in, just file the sheet away to locate later.
Design Pack two: Style progress Pack
"Design and map out your lingerie ideas the technical way"
The Style progress sheet is designed so you can record your design idea progress, in one handy sheet. Noting down what fabrics are being used, any key construction or special measurements.This sheet is useful if you are an independent designer hand making your entire collection and don’t need the full Technical pack but all the information on one page.
The sheet is also important if you do decide to take your collection to the next stage and wish to get it manufactured by a factory.
Design Pack Three: Cutting sheet Pack
"Plan, cut and sew you lingerie in order for each season"
The cutting sheet has been created if you are an independent designer sewing your lingerie that you are producing. This is extremely helpful if you have orders coming through, working on orders ahead, or are planning to launch your own label. Work out how long it will take you to make the order, then you can plan for future orders.
Design Pack Four: Time Line Pack
"Track your lingerie progress from design to production"
This time line design pack, is invaluable for when, you want to track your design styles from start to finish. Sometimes when you're starting out it can be hard to know all the steps you may need to take to produce your lingerie so these information on the sheets are what I previously used in the industry. There are two types, one if you're an independent designer, designing and sewing up your own lingerie, and a sheet if you are going down the manufacturing route and outsourcing to a factory.
Design Pack Five: Specification Sheet Pack
"Map out your lingerie sizes the industry way"
These spec sheets are designed so you can write your key measurements from your sample, then work out and record the sizes for the full-size range. Included is an example of the "point of measurement", used in the industry, with an example of a bra, a soft bra and a brief with references to a picture with the corresponding measurements.
For those wanting an in-depth insight into how you spec a bra or brief, then the book "How to spec a bra and brief" is available to buy and will take you through step-by-step on how to complete this.
Design Pack Six: Tech Pack Sheets
"Get you lingerie manufactured the professional way"
The tech pack provides you with separate technical sheets for you to use, depending how detailed you need your tech pack to be. This tech pack provides sheets for either design labels who are outsourcing just the manufacturing, or those who are outsourcing everything including the make-up of the labels and packaging. Each sheet has a prompt for what you should write, and there are over 20+ blank sheets (all different degrees of blankness).
For those wanting an in-depth guide of writing a tech pack, there is the book "How to write a tech pack for a bra and brief" which is available to buy and will take you through step-by-step on how to complete this.
Design Pack Seven: Costing sheet Pack
"Calculate the cost price point for each piece of lingerie designed"
The cost sheet is designed so you can work out how much each piece of lingerie designed costs to make. It requires you to work out and measure how much elastic is on each piece, and how much fabric is used. Including adding VAT if you're VAT registered.
Then importantly is the percentage that gets added when you want to sell to either wholesale or direct.
*For those wanting more advice on how to cost your lingerie, there is a section in the "How to to become a Lingerie Designer" book