Hi everyone! Since I founded BhavyJ Designs many months ago, I’ve gotten a ton of great questions about my creative process and how it translates to a finished garment. In this post, I’ll give you a quick behind-the-scenes look at the design process, as well as a sneak peek at what’s to come from BhavyJ Designs as I prepare for launch!
First off, I want to say that this journey has been such a treat creatively. I have been able to express my Indian culture and love of fashion through my design aesthetic. I specifically enjoy working with different types of silk, cotton and embroidered fabrics and incorporating South Asian beadwork into my designs. The American contemporary style (tops, dresses, skirts, blazers) allows for endless options for me to do this and that’s why I have focused on working with this particular garment subset.
To better explain the design process, let’s take a step back to look at an example of my design sketch.
The blazer depicted in the sketch above is was what I first imagined as a garment that I wanted to see come to life. After refining the details in my mind, I took pencil to paper and drew the garment in action. This is an important step in moving toward realizing the finished product, but alone, it does not have sufficient detail for a manufacturer.
In order to provide a manufacturer with more detail, the next step is to create a technical sketch. The technical sketch (below) is a flat drawing of the garment that contains very specific measurement details. I try to be as granular as possible to ensure the pattern makers will make an accurate garment and pattern.
After sending the technical sketch to a few manufacturers and choosing one to work with, they can begin creating the first sample of my garment.
Once the manufacturer ships me their initial sample, I fit the blazer on a model (thanks Neera!) and document any necessary adjustments that need to be made.
The sample is then sent back to the pattern makers to revise the fit, and this process will occur back and forth until it is perfected to meet my standards. I now have a finished template of my garment and can move forward with choosing a manufacturer to produce multiple garments of all of my styles!
The blazer seen above is one of the designs that will be part of my launch (tentatively set for later this year)! Thanks again to everyone for reading, and I can’t wait to announce more news regarding my official launch in the upcoming months!
As always, thanks for reading and please leave any comments below.