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What Are Spec & Line Sheets / Flats in Fashion Design?

Learn about spec and line sheets / flats from fashion designer Garo Sparo in this Howcast video.


Something that's really important when you come to the point of putting your line out on the market, if you're so lucky, is you're eventually going to have to do technical drawings of your pieces, so that the buyers can just like flip through a bunch of line sheets, they're called, and buy what they want. All the details have to be very apparent, they need to be drawn very flat. So as you can see on this page, these are all of my cincture belts and corsets that I offer at my studio. There's pages and pages of them, but I won't bother to flip through.

But as you can see, all of the details are very hard lines. This one has a certain closure in the front, this is showing its bones here, there, and there. This is showing that it definitely has a seam line there, and this is the exact shape of this corset. You also have your style numbers, so that your buyer is going to know what they're buying, and be able to call it in and be like, I need ten dozen of CD8, if you're so lucky. So that's the importance of technical drawings, fashion flats, line sheets, whatever you want to call them, they're very important in fashion illustration.

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