Patternmaking is the template from which the parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before being cut out and assembled. As fast as how fashion trends change, the backstage of completing a garment is always in the works of improving to be more fit for our new generation. Paper-pattern has been the traditional way of producing a pattern, but not only paper SNJ also works with the different CAD systems (Richpeace, Style, and Optitex) to construct it digitally. Optitex Program is the most up to date pattern making software where you can perfect your garment before cutting or sewing with the only solution that combines powerful 2D design and 3D visualization in a single platform.
muslin fitting / pattern correction
After we develope the first pattern, we make a sample with muslin (or any fabric of your choice) and see if it’s perfectly fit to a model or aform. We corect the first pattern after fintting based on what ourcustomers desire.
This is the first time you see your design come to real life and as exciting it is, people tend to have high expectation. Please do not anticipate that your very first prototype will come out to your satisfaction. The first prototype is purely to allow you and your designer/pattern maker to focus on construction and fit. Very rarely, there are cases where the first prototype is confirmed for production. A minor change/adjustment can be done during production without any fret.
On the other hand, major changes will result in making another sample. For each round, we will really work on to perfect your garment so that it would be presentable for buyers/customers. We may find ways to increase the quality by changing the fabric/trims or the design itself. But here is the side note: fabric change can result in producing a whole new pattern.
A chiffon drape differently than a crepe-back satin or charmeuse. A 10oz denim will fit differently from an 8oz. A cotton twill will differ from a wool suiting. Something with 2% spandex will fit much differently than 4% spandex due to different stretch. The only time we will charge for another sample fee is when the designer decides to make a major design change or fabric/trim change from what was first agreed on.
MARKING / GRADING
Marking refers to the process of placing pattern pieces to maximize the number of patterns that can be cut out of a given piece of fabric in order to make garments. We provide a computer software system that helps us to create the optimum fabric layout to suggest so the fabric can be used efficiently.
SNJ also provides grading services which means we turn your base size or sample size patterns into additional sizes using a size specification grading increment. The patterns are stored in our database for management, and SNJ will provide client’s required format for convenience and efficiency.
Nearly three in four Americans said they’d prefer to manufacture inside the United States. Quality is essential, but they’re difficult to find with a penetrable cost. Factories that carry high quality are usually set with an absurd quantity minimum and factories with a low minimum usually lack in quality. SNJ will cope with small or large batch orders in the most satisfying quality.
After the approval of the production sample, SNJ will construct a detailed informative sheet to communicate all the necessary components needed for our sewers. SNJ team will work directly with the clients, ensuring intensive quality control. Every sewer has been in the team for many years and they will take each order into special consideration to construct the best apparel for your brand.