Here is what I have learned:
Listen and trust your customer - I believe that listening is one of the most rewarding moments of any creative process. When I talk to my customers, I make sure there is room to hear what they need and what they look for. Ultimately, they know their body the best. They know how they feel about fashion. They know how they want a garment to function. My trust in their ability to communicate their needs makes me a better designer - I design on point with function and visual appeal in mind.
Communicate your ideas - While listening and trusting is crucial, I also believe in the importance of communicating my creativity and my solutions to a customer's request. An idea at the beginning of the designing process may become obsolete as I go about sewing a skirt or a dress. I make sure that if I have a better solution, my customers can consider and feedback on it.
Test, test, test - An idea of paper is an entirely different thing than an executed 3D article of clothing. I keep my mind open - I enjoy repeat tryouts and chats with my customers while they wear the garment and test it out. Together we examine the silhouette, the drape, the fit. And anything needs updating, I am there for them!
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