The design and sample making processes are underway at NYAM Studio. It’s an exciting time because I enjoy the process of compiling fabric swatches and constructing the garments. Each fabric choice and garment presents its own unique challenges or tweaks that will be required to make a beautiful garment.
Due to the level of detail involved during the design and sample making processes, I decided to use a magnetic/pin board to keep all elements on visual display. The design board includes the design sketches, sewing machine tension, serger tension, needles, thread, swatches, sources, and all other design notes incorporated into the creation of the sample.
This is an example of the “design board” for a sample that is currently on the cutting table. Although some of the samples created may not be selected for the final collection, the creative processes involved definitely makes them worth documenting. In the event the concepts are revisited, all of the details will be catalogued and archived for future reference.