Creating a Swimwear Tech Pack In Illustrator
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to create a Swimwear Tech Pack using Adobe Illustrator that focuses on women’s one-piece swimsuits. You’ll learn the importance of things such as bill of materials, the components that need to be listed accurately according to size and components, technical sketches, and things you should be calling out for your factory to make appropriate garments. And then finally, label placements and things that you need to do, to brand and label your swimsuit.
Note: You will need access to Adobe Illustrator software in order to do this lesson.
|1||Intro to Tech Packs||1-4|
|2||Cover Page Information||1-4|
|3||Bill of Materials||1-15|
|6||Creating Swimwear Line Sheets||1-2|
MODULE 1 • Intro to Tech Packs
|1||So, a tech pack is essentially all of the information that you need to put into a package for the factory to successfully produce your garment. So, an overview for a tech pack is going to be what brand name it is, the season, the style name and the style number and all of the components, the size range, what colors are going to have inside of your styles and a front view and a back view.|
|2||This is kind of the cover page for a tech pack. So, the factory can grab this and just see easily right away what kind of garment they’re going to be producing. Then there’s a certain section called bill of materials. Sometimes this is also called for short, BOM by acronym, but this is all the components that will be listed that will be in your actual garment. One thing that I always encourage is when you you’re filling out a bill of materials is to actually have the garment in your hand, so that way you can see every little item because the factory needs every single detail to produce this.|
|3||And we’re going to go into this a little bit later, but again, I’m just giving you the overview. Then the next page that you’ll be addressing is your technical sketch or your callouts sketch. We’re going to touch on this later as well, but this is the page that we’ll call any little detail that you need your factory to know to either make it a sample or to make a production. So, for example, just to touch on this briefly is you want to callouts zigzag stitch at underarm and leg opening. So that way the factory knows what kind of stitch, whether it be a cover stitch or a zigzag stitch.|
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