Buying digital downloads in Europe

Unfortunately due to VAT restrictions/payments that occur when buying digital downloads if you are based in Europe, you will only be able to physical copies of all the products from

Van Jonsson Design. Those wishing to buy any digital downloads please click onto the images below and you will be taken to a site which you are able to buy from (it will be the Etsy store or Kindle store). Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, you can read about why I have taken this decision here. I hope to have this rectified within the year. Please note that this does not affect the physical products. Any questions please contact laurie@vanjonssondesign.com

E-book: How to become a lingerie designer

Ever wanted to start your own lingerie label? But don't know where to start? This book will guide you through chapter by chapter. Just because you have no idea where to start doesn’t mean that you don’t have a brilliant idea or lingerie label you want to launch.

*When I ran my lingerie brand Vanjo, I use to receive multiple requests for advice about how people could start their own brand, so step-by-step I wrote this book.

This book outlines all the steps that lead up to running your own lingerie label. Guiding you through understanding patterns, costings and spec sheets.

By the end of this book you will have an understanding of the technical side of designing lingerie as well as creating mood boards and gaining inspiration.

Become one step closer to being a lingerie designer.

Every lingerie designer who has produced their own label started out where you are with just a vision and determination, so at the end of there book are interviews with lingerie designers, who gave very honest answers and advice from the questions they were asked. Including the answer to this question which we asked every designer: "What words of advice would you give aspiring designers?"

E-BOOK: HOW TO WRITE A BRA AND BRIEF TECH PACK

There aren't many technical books about designing lingerie or producing a range to get it manufactured by a factory.

Learn how to write a tech pack to enable your lingerie to manufactured at a factory.

This book contains all the instructions that you need to produce a detailed tech pack at factory level enabling you to approach factories and get your designs manufactured.

By the end of this book, you will have the information to write your own tech and understand the construction terms that manufacturers use for sewing lingerie.

With blank lay outs and examples of different styles of lingerie, including sewing manufacturing terms, you can follow the step-by-step instructions of what you need to put in a tech pack.

Ebook which is instantly downloadable.

Covers how to set and write out a summary page, construction page, fabric and trims page, labels and packing page.

Part of a three part series that use the same example of briefs and bras so you can follow the technical process through each piece from start to finish.

How to spec a bra and brief - available

How to grade a bra and brief - available

E-Book: The anatomy of the bra

The bra can be a complicated thing to design and make, discover how a bra works and all it's components you need to make a bra is broken down section-by-section.

Want an insight to how a bra works? This book looks at how a bra is sized internationally and the difference from your Demi to a Full cup, It also questions whether the design of the bra as we know is out of date?

By the end of this book, you will understand the different shapes of a bra, how international sizing works, and all the components that are the bra.

Understanding the technicalities of a bra can be daunting, see what established Lingerie Designers say when they were asked:

"What aspect of designing a bra do you find most technically challenging?"

You may be surprised by their answer.

It has eight chapters including covering cup styles and worldwide measurement discrepancies.


 

E-BOOK: HOW TO GRADE A BRA AND BRIEF

Learn how to grade a bra and brief, everything you need to know about size grading in the production of a bra and brief.

This A4 book contains all the instructions that you need to understand and apply a hand grade on your bras and briefs you design.

By the end of this book, you will have the information on how much a bra and brief grades by, you’ll know where to put the grade and be shown how to grade. There are different examples of briefs, softs bras and an underwired bra.

There is also an exercise on you to grade a bra so you get to understand and apply the teachings rather than just reading about them.

Approx 60 pages

A complete break down of grading - where to put the grade, and how much to grade by, then each stage of shifting the pattern has step-by-step instructions and diagrams.

Covers examples of grading done on computer and hand grading.

Part of a three part series that use the same example of briefs and bras so you can follow the technical process through each piece from start to finish.

How to spec a bra and brief - available

How to write a bra and brief tech pack - available

E-book: HOw to spec a bra and brief

There aren't many technical books about designing lingerie or producing a range to get it manufactured by a factory.

Learn how to write a lingerie specification sheet with step-by-step instructions and diagrams.

How to Spec a Bra & Brief, will show you why writing a spec is important, and more importantly how to write one using standard industry grade rules. It will provide you with step-by-step instructions and diagrams, giving you permission to replicate them.

After reading this book, you will be able to identify the key measurements to write in a spec sheet, and know the increments in which the bras and briefs grade by. This book shows different styles of bra and briefs to spec against, giving you a firm knowledge to apply to your own lingerie. 

E-book can be downloadable instantly

Covers examples of different styles of briefs, non wired bras and under wired bras. 

Part of a three part series that use the same example of briefs and bras so you can follow the technical process through each piece from start to finish.

How to write a bra & brief tech pack - available

How to grade a bra and brief - available

When you haven't much time to get organised or excel spread sheets bring you out in a rash, then concentrate on designing and buy ones pre done. Each style of sheet comes with a "how to use" page and written examples on what you need fill in. 

I can help you with...

Time Line: "Track your lingerie progress from design to production"

Cost sheet: "Calculate the cost price point for each piece of lingerie designed"

Technical pack: "Get you lingerie manufactured the professional way"

Specification sheet: "Map out your lingerie sizes the industry way" 

Fabric, trim & cutting sheet:  "Plan, cut and sew you lingerie in order for each season"

Style progress sheet: "Design and map out your lingerie ideas the technical way"

HOW TO USE:

SPEC SHEETS: 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.

TECH SHEETS: This tech pack provides sheets for in house manufacturing and outsourcing manufacturing. Each sheet has a prompt for what you should write.

TIME SHEETS: This time line design pack, is invaluable for when, you want to track your design styles from start to finish. Especially if you are working on different seasons. The information on the sheets are what I previously used in the industry.

COST SHEETS: 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.

STYLE PROGRESS SHEET: 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.

FABRIC and CUTTING SHEETS: Plan and sew all your lingerie with the blank cutting sheet and when you buy fabric or trims, note it down in one place with the blank fabric and trims sheet.

 DETAILS:

Compromising of fifty-one sheets, this bundle contains all of the design sheets that you'd need to start and run your lingerie label. 

Spec sheets comprising of eight sheets - How to use sheet, examples of bras and briefs, blank sheets with the key measurements and a complete blank sheet.

Tech Sheets compromising of 21 sheets, How to use sheet, examples of bra and briefs, direction of where to put the information and blank sheets for you to fill in.

Time line sheets compromising of six blank sheets, with a How to use sheet, examples of a filled in sheet, if you are a single designer or designer using a factory, along with blank sheets ready for you to fill in.

Cost sheets compromising of five sheets with a How to use sheet, examples of costing a bra and brief and directions of how you can cost out each piece of your lingerie.

Style progress sheet compromising of four sheets, a how to use sheet, an example of a sheets filled in, and blank sheets for to use.

Fabric/trim and cutting sheet compromising of seven sheets, How to use sheets, examples of cutting sheets and fabric/trims sheets with blank sheets for you to fill in.