Creating Swimwear Line Sheets

Creating Swimwear Line Sheets

Creating Swimwear Line Sheets

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to create a swimwear line sheet. You’ll learn how to clean your sketches, import and export your files from Illustrator into JPEGs, and create organized folders for your swimwear sketches. You’ll learn all the information that you need to have on these swimwear line sheets for your factories, including your season, and to show to your merchants and any cross-functional partners.

Note: You will need access to Adobe Illustrator software in order to do this lesson.


Module Description Step
1 Intro to Creating Line Sheets 1-3
2 Creating an Artboard Template 1-3
3 Transferring and Scaling Sketches 1-10
4 Exporting Sketches for Line Sheets 1-7
5 Naming Convention for Swimwear Sketches 1-5
6 Creating Swimwear Line Sheets 1-14
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MODULE 1 • Intro to Creating Line Sheets

Step Description
1 So, in this lesson, you’ll actually be going in between multiple tablets. So, for example, if you’ve taken the other lessons on how to sketch swimsuits, you’ll want to collaborate either those swimsuits from those lessons or your own unique designs. So, for this lesson, in particular, we’ll be focusing on two front and back one-pieces, and two front and back bikinis to get you started on how to create your own swimwear line sheets.
2 So here you see a front and back view of a one-piece racer back, a front and back view of a plunge one-piece with removable padding, a swim top bandeau with a high waisted bottom, and a string bikini triangle and a string bikini bottom, front and back views. Now the goal is to have these all into these square boxes called artboards, which I’ll go into a little bit deeper and teach you how to do those, to make them be able to be exported into JPEGs and then applied to swimwear line sheets in a form that looks similar to this.
3 So, using the template provided by the University of Fashion called Swimwear Line Sheets, you’ll see that I have it categorized between tops, bottoms, and one-pieces. Now every company is different, the way that they divide it. Sometimes they do top and bottom together. Sometimes they do top and bottom separate. Most companies that I’ve worked for have done it separately. But again, there’s no right or wrong way to do it. But for this lesson, we’ll be focusing on tops, bottoms and one-pieces.

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