how are my technicals?


Be honest! I’m trying to improve. I’m looking at you, Super-Flats.

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8 thoughts on “how are my technicals?”

  1. These are beautiful!

    I only have one constructive criticism. I don’t know what is typically done but I know that from a production standpoint, if the contrast (reverse denim) were shaded or patterned in some fashion, it would ensure a better product result. The key is, use pictures to ***eliminate words***. You can’t always assume the person who USES the sketch most (not the boss, not the client but the workers) even reads your language. Otherwise, I think these are beautiful!

  2. Definitely what Kathleen said, especially about eliminating as many words as possible.

    Beautiful flats, so whatever I have to say is strictly nitpicking at this point, but:

    1. The top two buttons along the waistband need buttonholes, to clarify direction of buttonhole, consistency and not to be confused for snaps. Unless you don’t want buttonholes, which should be marked somehow. I’m not sure. Just throwing that out there.

    2. If you’re using the bold outline, I’d follow the front silhouette not the overall silhouette. For pants, it makes sense since it’s rather obvious what you’re doing, but enclosing the back part of the waistband in your outline makes it look like it’s part of the front and that could get tricky with less straight-forward garments.

    3. I don’t think you need inside waistband construction details shown in the front of the garment (re: the topstitching on the inside of the waistband that’s shown on the front-view flat). If you have particular inside construction you need to detail, provide a separate sketch.

  3. Great job Danielle 🙂 I’m not as experienced as the above commenters but to me they look terrific 🙂

  4. Great technicals. I agree with previous commments. I know that when I was co-oping in the technical design department at a certain un-named company this past year, you had to make sure that the technicals were self explanitory. That was something that I had a hard time with at first, especially with the crazy jacket technicals that I had to do, but after a while I just got use to it.

    Plus, I am not sure how it works in other companies, but the buttons, fabrics, measurements and whatnot were all included in the specs sheets and not on the technicals.

  5. Oh, and I don’t know if it is just a Ryerson thing, but I haven’t ever seen anyone need that dark outline like they were always pushing on us. They sorta constructed their technicals like pattern pieces, so that they could move on to another technical quickly (i.e. using the same sleeve on two jackets etc.) I know that we were taught to do it that way, but I found it a million times easier and also a million times more efficient than the “ryerson standards”.

    Just a thought.

  6. no prob. I found it a lot easier to work out techincals that way.. Although I like the look of the dark outline, it’s easier to work on it almost in pieces like sewing it together.

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