So, How DO I Create a Tech Pack?
Updated: Jun 28, 2022
In a previous post, I gave you a rundown of who needs to to use a tech pack, what a fashion tech pack is, when they're used, and why they're so important. I also provided a great template that you can use to create your own tech pack.
But now that you know what a fashion tech pack is for, the next question is usually, "So what goes into the tech pack? How do I create it?"
The first page is your Cover page which shows a black and white front view, back view and side view, if necessary, of your sketch. This allows your TD or patternmaker to get a clear picture of the design. You can also add your basic information into the header (style#, description, designer's name, sample size, date, etc.) as well as your logo. And if you're using our free template, you can double click the existing header, and it will update your information on all pages.
Next is your Details page. Here, you'll callout specific details of your style. They can be special features, but most of the time, this is your opportunity to callout overall style information such as pockets, hem finishes, closures, drop tail, side pockets, etc. This is also a good place to specify the fit, if there is one. For example, if you're designing a pant, you may want to specify slim, semi-fitted or relaxed fit.
On your Measurements page, you can to specify the size and placement for your design lines. Keep in mind that this is not the place for your to add basic spec measurements (neck drop, shoulder width, chest width, waist, sweep, etc.) This is where you specify measurements that are unique to your style. However, if you change something about the basic spec (for instance, if you want the body length to be much longer than your reference block), you may want to specify that information.