CTD140: Module 5

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LESSON 4: TECHPACKS

9 Videos. Total Length=24:18. Scroll Down for all videos.

  • 4.0 INTRODUCTION  (0:26)
  • 4.1 WHAT’S A TECHPACK (1:27)
  • 4.2 WHAT’S IN A TECHPACK (2:12)
  • 4.3 ARTBOARDS (1:56)
  • 4.4 THE MENU (4:25)
  • 4.5 THE MATERIALS TABLE (2:33)
  • 4.6 THE HARDWARE TABLE (3:10)
  • 4.7 COMPLETING THE TEMPLATE (2:55)
  • 4.8 GARMENT COLORWAYS (5:23)

4.0 INTRODUCTION: (0:26)

4.0 INTRODUCTION
In Lesson 4 we will discuss what a Techpack is, set up a blank techpack template and color a garment that we can use to fill out the techpack in Lesson 5. Total time for Lesson 4 (9  videos) is 24:18 minutes.

4.1 WHAT'S A TECHPACK (1:27)

4.1. WHAT IS A TECHPACK
Here we discuss a couple bullet points to familiarize yourself with what a techpack is.

4.2 WHAT'S IN A TECHPACK (2:12)

4.2. WHATS IN A TECHPACK?
We go page by page through a completed techpack.

4.3 ARTBOARDS (1:56)

4.3 ARTBOARDS
Here we will set up a 10 page/artboard file to use as a base for creating our blank template.

4.4 THE MENU (4:25)

4.4 THE MENU
Using some basic tools, such as the Type, Rectangle and Selection Tools, we can recreate the menu/header on the template as per the demo file I provide. The demo file for this lesson can be downloaded here: https://www.thefashionprofessor.com/?portfolio=techpack-template

4.5 THE MATERIALS TABLE (2:33)

4.5.  MATERIALS TABLE
With a new tool, the Rectangular Grid Tool we will create a table to house some information necessary for the 1st page of our template.

4.6 THE HARDWARE TABLE (3:10)

4.6.  HARDWARE TABLE
Using a new function, “Spilt into Grid” we will create a table to house some information necessary for the 2nd page of our template.
We will also use the Line Segment Tool

4.7 COMPLETING THE TEMPLATE (2:55)

4.7. COMPLETING THE TEMPLATE
Finishing off the template we talk about 1 more function of the Rectangular Grid Tool.

4.8 GARMENT COLORWAYS (5:23)

4.8: COLORING UP A GARMENT
A review of some of the things we learned in Lesson 3 on how to create multiple color ways.  This lesson allows you to practice those same steps but with a more complicated garment. The demo file for this lesson can be downloaded here: https://www.thefashionprofessor.com/?portfolio=the-coat

LESSON 5: COMPLETING TECHPACKS

12 Videos. Total Length=24:31. Scroll Down for all videos.

  • 5.0 INTRODUCTION (0:25)
  • 5.1 FILLING IN A TECHPACK (2:34)
  • 5.2 MATERIALS PAGE (4:12)
  • 5.3 HARDWARE PAGE (2:59)
  • 5.4 TOPSTITCHING (2:15)
  • 5.5 DETAILS 1 (1:31)
  • 5.6 DETAILS 2 (3:31)
  • 5.7 MEASUREMENTS (0:46)
  • 5.8 GRAPHICS (1:42)
  • 5.9 INSIDE DETAILS (1:46)
  • 5.10 SPECS (1:26)
  • 5.11 PDF (1:24)

5.0 INTRODUCTION (0:25)

5.0 INTRODUCTION
In Lesson 5 we will learn more about what goes in a Techpack and complete a full Techpack.  We will use the files we created in Lesson 4, the Techpack Template and The Coat in its 2 colorways. Total time for Lesson 5 (12 videos) is 24:31 minutes.

5.1 FILLING IN A TECHPACK (2:34)

5.1 FILLING IN A TECHPACK

We will begin filling out the techpack by copying and pasting Coat file colorways and saving the file as a new document with its own style number.  You can download the demo file for this lesson here: LESSON 5 COAT TECHPACK.

5.2 MATERIALS PAGE (4:12)

5.2. MATERIALS PAGE

Here we discuss what is needed on the materials page including:
-Self Fabric
-Combo Fabric
-Reference #’s
-Pantone #’s
-DTM
-Stitches Per Inch: The guide can be downloaded here: STITCHES PER INCH FILE
-Thread Sizes
Here are some other useful links:

5.3 HARDWARE PAGE (2:59)

5.3 HARDWARE PAGE

Any hardware or labels that need to be used to create the garment will be placed on this page.  We will discuss how to properly call out Buttons and Zippers.  The guides can be downloaded here: ZIPPER GUIDE and BUTTON GUIDE.

5.4 TOPSTITCHING (2:15)

5.4 TOPSTITCHING

In this lesson we talk about different types of topstitching and how to call them out.  We also learn how to make arrows. The guide can be downloaded here: TOPSTITCHING

 

5.5 DETAILS 1 (1:31)

5.5 DETAILS 1

On this page we begin to point out all other details of the garment.

 

5.6 DETAILS 2 (3:31)

5.6 DETAILS 2

On theses 2 other pages we blow-up details too small to point out on the 1st details page.  We also learn how to make a clipping mask.

 

5.7 MEASUREMENTS (0:46)

5.7 MEASUREMENTS

This page is to call out any measurements that are too hard to articulate on the last page, the Spec page, of the Techpack.

 

5.8 GRAPHICS (1:42)

5.8 GRAPHICS

Here we discuss how to make a graphic “actual size” and to call out its components.

 

5.9 INSIDE DETAILS (1:46)

5.9 INSIDE DETAILS

The inside details page is used to show lining info, seam finishes, label placement, facings etc. You can download the guide here: SEAM FINISHES

5.10 SPECS (1:26)

5.10 SPECS

We complete the techpack with the spec page with outlines all the other measurements of the garment necessary to make this into a pattern.  There is also a review on how to measure a garment.  The guide can be downloaded here: SPEC GUIDE WOMEN’S TOP and SPEC GUIDE WOMEN’S PANT.

5.11 PDF (1:24)

5.11 PDF

Lastly we save the file as a PDF so that it can be emailed easily to the manufacturer.

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