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From Zero to Fashion Hero: Starting Your Brand with No Experience

Updated: Jun 17

a studio with different patterns on wall and with long hair assembling a line

Have you ever dreamt of seeing your name on the tag of a killer outfit? Or maybe you’ve got a sketchbook full of designs and no clue how to bring them to life? Fear not! We’re diving headfirst into the fabulous world of fashion for starting a brand, and guess what? No experience is required


Let’s turn that dream into reality!


1. Discover Your Niche

First things first, let's figure out what makes your heart skip a beat in the fashion world. Are you all about bold prints, sleek silhouettes, or maybe boho vibes? Your unique style will be the driving force behind your brand, so take some time to explore what makes you tick.


2. Inspiration Station

Mood boards, anyone? Gather your inspirations from Instagram, Pinterest, and fashion magazines. Collect images, fabrics, and colors that resonate with you. This will help you visualize your brand’s vibe and direction. Plus, it's super fun to dream big and see all your ideas in one place!


Mood board for a black and white line theme

3. Learn the Basics

Okay, you might not be a fashion school graduate, but who needs that when you have the internet? Dive into online resources like YouTube tutorials, Skill share courses, and fashion blogs. Search for beginner sewing tutorials, pattern making, and fabric selection guides. It’s all about learning the lingo and the basics of garment making.


4. Sketch It Out

Grab that sketchbook and start drawing your ideas. Don’t worry if your sketches look more like doodles; the key is to get your vision on paper. Digital tools like Adobe Illustrator or even apps like Procreate can help you create more polished designs. Practice makes perfect!


Digital sketching of a dress on an ipad done with hand

5. Fabrics Galore

Once you've got your designs nailed down, it's time to dive headfirst into the wonderful world of fabrics. Hit up your local fabric store or browse online to find the perfect materials to bring your creations to life. Whether you're into bold colors, soft textures, or eye-catching prints, there's a fabric out there with your name on it.


Swatch selection for a design


6. Pattern Making Magic

With your fabrics in hand, it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty and start making some patterns. Don't worry if you're not a pattern-making pro—there are plenty of resources out there to help you get started. From online tutorials to beginner-friendly books, you'll be whipping up patterns like a pro in no time.


7. Tech Pack Time

Now that you've got your patterns locked and loaded, it's time to create your tech pack. Think of this as your fashion blueprint—a detailed document that outlines every aspect of your design, from measurements to materials to construction details. It's the key to ensuring that your vision is brought to life exactly as you imagined.


Tech ack of harem pants by source my garment


8. Factory Quest

With your tech pack in hand, it's time to start searching for the perfect factory to bring your designs to life. Do your research, ask for recommendations, and don't be afraid to shop around until you find the right fit. Remember, finding the right factory is crucial to ensuring that your products are made to the highest quality standards. Source My Garment can be your matchmaker to match you with the right factory partner!


9. Production Party

Once you've found your factory, it's time to kick off production and turn those designs into reality. Keep a close eye on the process to ensure that everything is running smoothly and that your products are being made to your exact specifications.



Creating samples by sewing


10. Quality Control Check

Before your products hit the shelves (or the runway), it's essential to conduct a thorough quality control check. Inspect each piece carefully to ensure that it meets your standards of quality and craftsmanship. After all, your brand's reputation is on the line!


11. Launch Extravaganza

With your products ready to go, it's time to celebrate your hard work and launch your fashion brand into the world! Whether you opt for a glitzy runway show, a chic pop-up shop, or an online launch party, make sure it's a celebration to remember.With a little creativity, a dash of determination, and a whole lot of passion, you can turn your fashion dreams into a reality—even if you're starting from square one. 


12. Find a Coach

Say YES to your dreams!! Ready to turn your garment dreams into dazzling reality?

Finding the perfect startup consulting coach is like discovering the ideal fabric—exciting and essential.


Elevate your Fashion Brand with our coaching service package NOW at Source My Garment.

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