But just for a moment. I was finally able to get my sketches, fabrics and inputs packed up in a box to be sent out to my pattern maker this afternoon. When hiring a pattern maker, you need to send them:
- Front and back sketches of your designs
- Plenty of fabric
- Lining fabric
- Specialty Thread (if necessary)
- Piping, Bias or other Trims
- Hardware (d-rings and other such components)
- Sample garment (if you have one)
- A deposit towards their fee…LOL
My pattern maker’s work should arrive back to me within 2 to 3 weeks. At that point, I’ll take my fit samples and patterns to a sample maker to have my salesmen’s samples made for the upcoming ENK Children’s Club show.
Oh and guess what I did this morning? My first wire transfer!!! I had to send money to a custom metal snap manufacturer in Hong Kong. Talk about a language barrier…ugh! I’ve spent no less than 2 months trying to place this order. The good thing is I ordered 10,000 jeans’ snaps, so it will be years before I need to order them again…LOL! Here’s my approved artwork for the jeans’ snap:
Speaking of exhaling, I was at the dentist yesterday to have a cap re-glued. And all I could think about was INHALING sweet air (aka nitric oxide). How sad is that? See when I had all my caps done last year, I actually looked forward to all the sweet air. Sweet air equals no physical pain in my joints and bones. Pure bliss. Too bad, they said I couldn’t have any yesterday…drats! I thought for sure it was going to be my lucky day–the sweet air addict I am!