Saturday, October 29, 2011

Triple Ruffle T-Shirt Dress + Damask Stencil

Have you seen the Triple Ruffle T-Shirt Dress? You can make it using our Classic Knit Tee ... or even a store bought shirt.

The best part? We've decided to offer the Damask Stencil here on our blog for FREE ... ENJOY! Click HERE.

Not sure how to use a stencil ... here is our tutorial using Freezer Paper.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Custom Freelance Pattern Drafting Services and Pricing

*prices are subject to change without prior notice.  please contact me for the most current pricing and a detailed quote.  please contact me via my Facebook page messaging system ... for custom pattern drafting services or for digitizing  and grading your drafted patterns.

I've had people ask me about pattern making services and pricing ... so I decided to write it all out. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Please contact me for quotes and more precise pricing. Current turn around is 2-4 weeks (depending on the complexity of the design and how many other custom orders are ahead of yours).
RUSH orders will have an extra fee.

Allow us to help you make you fashion design dreams a reality. Our patternmaking service is the perfect fit for your small company, or even just pattern and sewing enthusiasts.

You dream it ... We draft it !!

Patternmaking Services:
Flat Rate of $25 per design + $10 per pattern piece

Example: A classic t-shirt has 4 pieces (front, back, sleeve, neckband) = $25+$40(4x10)=$65

We can work from a sketch, or a picture of an existing item -- or an idea in your head and we can help sketch it out.

*just measurements are $5 per per pattern piece ... ONLY applies to pattern pieces that are rectangles

** I use ASTM standard measurements for drafting, if you need me to use your own measurements or your grade rules please let me know.

Grading Services:
Flat Rate of $5 per size per pattern piece
Example: You would like your 4 piece design in 2t, 3t, 4, 5, 6 = 5 sizes = 4x5x5 = $100

*just measurements are $2 per size per pattern piece ... ONLY applies to pattern pieces that are rectangles

Delivery Options (Digitized Services)
Formatting Fee -- $1.50 per pattern piece per size
adding sizes, logo, grainline and other text and information on pattern pieces
4 pieces x 5 sizes = 4 x 5 x 1.5 = $30

8.5 x 11 (or A4) pdf digitized pattern emailed to you:
Includes pattern page layout guide (how to tape together) in .png format
$5 per page

Digitized pdf pattern that you can print at a copy shop (A0 Large Format):
Contact me for more details and pricing.

Digitized .SVG format of your pattern:
Contact me for more details and pricing.

Exclusive Rights to Sell Pattern:
If you would like to see the pattern, and have it exclusive to you with YOUR logo and your business name there is an extra fee for this. Contact me for more details and pricing.

50% deposit is required before starting any project and the remaining 50% is due upon delivery.

Edits & Changes:
Sometimes patterns require edits and changes.  If modifications are requested after the pattern has been completed, this will be an additional service and a separate charge to you and we will agree on the added charge before iIproceed. *Most* edits and charges will be free of charge, it depends on the amount requested and how extensive the changes are.  If it requires a complete re-drafting and re-grading there *WILL* be a fee (especially if it's a design change).


Sewing Instructions:

Professional step-by-step sewing instructions -- words ONLY, no pictures.
     Flat rate of $15 and $1.50 for each step 
     Example:  25 steps would be 25 x $1.50 ($37.50) + $15 = $52.50

Professional step-by-step sewing instructions -- WITH pictures. (+material/fabric costs)
     Flat rate of $30 and $4 for each step
     Example: 25 steps would be 25 x $4 ($100) + $30 = $130
          (+material/fabric costs)

Flat Sketches:
$15 per view.
 Example: the picture below would be $45
delivered with a .png file ONLY

Fashion Illustration:
$35 per view
delivered with a .png file ONLY

Technical Sewing Illustrations:
$10 per picture (per step)
     For a pattern with 25 steps, it would be 25 illustrations = $250
Example: picture below for a step showing to pin the collar piece to a bodice

Fabric Yardage Requirements:
Flat rate of $10

Spec Sheet:
Formatting Fee -- $1 per pattern piece per size
4 pieces x 5 sizes = 4 x 5 x 1 = $20
    Example: 5 sizes = $20

Printing Layout Guide:

Cutting Layout Guide:

$7.50 per pattern piece ... $7.50 x 4 = $30

Patternmaking Add-on:
Flat rate of $25 per design + $10 per pattern piece
Add a piece to an existing pattern (Example: add a sleeve variant or a collar). This can be to a pattern that we drafted, or from a different pattern designer.

Sample Making:
Variable pricing ... please contact us for a quote.

If you need testing services done, let me know and we can discuss pricing.

Do you have a dress that you LOVE and would like a pattern of the existing garment to make more? You mail us the item and we draft that pattern for you, and return the garment (unharmed!) to you.
$10 per item + $5 per pattern piece + shipping (you pay to ship the garment both ways)

Help with your pattern development and design $50/hr. Do you have a design in your head but can't quite sketch it out? I can help you come up with a design, or help you tweak yours.  Do you need help with learning how to digitize YOUR pattern, we can do a skype session.

We can also turn them into pdf sewing pattern that you can sell, exclusive licensing rights to you ... we'll include your logo and your information ... endless earning opportunities ... contact us for pricing.

I'm really excited about working with you on this!! ~ jodi jean

Digitizing YOUR pattern:

For YOUR detailed quote, please fill out and submit THIS FORM for custom pattern drafting services and THIS FORM for digitizing  and grading your drafted patterns.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pattern Testers Wanted!! - Simple Shrug - CLOSED !!

I'm currently looking for people who are interesting in testing my "Simple Shrug" (#25002) sewing pattern before making it available for purchase. IMPORTANT: I *need* the reviews back by October 20th!!
Description: A super cute simple shrug featuring a bound curved front. FOUR different sleeve options make this pattern versatile (short, petal, 3/4 and long).
I need testers for the following sizes: Doll, 18m, 4t, 7, 8,10
Already claimed: 6m, 12m, 2t, 3t, 5t, 612

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Have you seen?

Have you seen the Basic Knit Leggings? they are perfect for layering ... especially since we are coming into fall and winter. They have 2 length options capri (shown above) or full (which reach the ankle). Above they are paired with the Shoreline Knit Tank ... the pattern includes how to make ruffles along the neckline, but instead I opted to make it plain and add a dyed flower on the side (template included).

And stayed tuned ... that shrug pattern is in the works. It's going to have FOUR different sleeve options ... another versatile pattern. Is there anything better than versatile clothing that can be worn over and over and over?