Apparel Designer

If you are a Apparel designer, looking or your next job interview. Please go through these interview questions, they can help you to lend a job.

Q.1 How do you explain Interlining?
Interlining is a layer of fabric that is used between two layer of fabric to give the particular area desired shape and to enhance the strength of that particular position like collar, cuff etc.
Q.2 What do you understand by Cloth Spreading/laying?
Cloth Spreading/laying refers to spread cloth as determined by needed quantity as per marking/ the smooth laying out of fabric in superimposed layer of specified length
Q.3 What are the various methods used for 'Fabric Cutting'?
The various methods used for 'Fabric Cutting' are -
1. Manual method - Scissor, Round knife, Band knife, Straight knife, Die cutting, and Notcher & -Drill
2. Computerized method - Straight knife cutting, Water jet cutting, Laser beam cutting and Plasma torch cutting
Q.4 What are the processes and mechanism of producing fading effect in garments manufacturing?
The three process of fading mechanism are–
1. Chemical action.
2. Mechanical action
3. Biological action.
Q.5 What is a pattern maker in fashion?
All Pattern Makers/ Cutters are designers, but on the other hand not all designers are pattern makers. The pattern maker is the one in charge of convert those looks into a pattern before getting the dress made. Knowledge of Pattern making is a must for an apparel Designer because S/e needs it for the Construction in his profession.
Q.6 How much does it cost to have a pattern made?
It will vary greatly depending on the garment. From my experience designing apparel, pattern makers will charge between Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2500 per pattern. It's a bit pricy, but sometimes they charge that for the first pattern and present you better pricing if you do several patterns.
Q.7 How are sewing patterns made?
A pattern in sewing and fashion design, is the template from which the parts of a garment before being cut out and assembled are traced onto fabric. Patterns usually are made of paper, and are sometimes made of tough materials like paperboard or cardboard if they need to be more robust to combat repeated use.
Q.8 What do pattern makers do?
Career Definition for a Patternmaker, Patternmakers use their knowledge of fabrics, sewing skills and ability to alter garments to draft a pattern that replicates a design concept. Eventually, a patternmaker's pattern is used by an apparel manufacturer to mass produce the garment for clothing retailers.
Q.9 How much starting a clothing line costs?
Although, for a small home-based clothing line, you would need about Rs. 5,000, for a medium sized clothing line, anything from Rs. 70,000 – Rs. 5,000 would be sufficient to start with while for a large sized clothing line, you would need between Rs. 25,000 – Rs. 50,000.
Q.10 What do notches mean on sewing patterns?
Pattern notches are small marks made on the pattern ensuring that one pattern piece will match up to the pattern next to it. They can be used to show what the value of the seam allowance is, and can also be used as markers along a seam to make sure that the two pieces of fabric will come together correctly when sewn.
Q.11 How much do tech packs cost?
A tech pack can cost, depending on how complex they are, anything from Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 28,000. Unfortunately, these skills aren't really taught in universities and are discovered by designers through experience. The quality varies greatly, depending on who taught them and how knowledgeable they were.
Q.12 How can I start an online store without spending any money?
It's simple to start an online store (no experience required)
Step 1: Decide on your niche.
Step 2: Choose between holding your own products or drop shipping.
Step 3: Conceptualize a business name and then register your domain name.
Step 4: Select the products to would sell.
Step 5: Create your own website with an online store builder.
Step 6: Set up a company and then get your own sales tax ID.
Q.13 How much does the average boutique owner make?
A number of websites have attempted to determine just how much an apparel business owner can make, but the figures vary greatly. 'For instance: Simply Hired lists the average salary for a boutique owner at Rs. 2302654.20 per year, while other sites list a range from Rs. 0 -Rs. 6977740.00+ per year.'
Q.14 Is the clothing industry profitable? Is the clothing industry profitable?
Profit margins generally for retail clothes are within a range of 4 percent to 13 percent according to industry analysts. When all costs are considered, the profit earned by the clothing company actually is pretty low, while in order to stay in the business, clothing retailers need to sell a high volume of merchandise.
Q.15 How much is the clothing industry worth?
When we talk about fashion it is one of the past decade's rare economic success stories. Over that period, the industry has grown at 5.5 percent annually, to now be worth an estimated 36,00,00,000 Crore.
Q.16 What are the responsibilities of a patternmaker to a designer?
1 of the main responsibilities as A Fabric Patternmaker is to Determine the best layout of pattern pieces to minimize waste of material, and mark fabric accordingly. In addition to that, they Create a paper pattern from which to mass-produce a design concept.
Q.17 What is the cost to hire a fashion designer?
The average cost/rate to hire a freelance fashion designer with proficient skills is Rs.2442.21 - Rs.2791.10 per hour, or an annual salary of Rs. 4689041.28 - Rs. 5003039.58. The more established & experienced the designer is, the higher the rate will be.
Q.18 Is a clothing line profitable?
It's necessary to make a profit off the clothing line to the business's success. The examples include the cost to produce different apparel items or the price difference between manufacturers. The entrepreneur must establish wholesale and retail rates higher than the expenses to ensure profit.
Q.19 How do you market a clothing brand on social media?
The 4 Essentials to build your Brand on Social Media
Choose networks that supporting your brand image. Utilize social media multiple times a day, making it one of the best mediums on which to build your brand.
Provide valuable and shareable content.
Leverage influencers.
Use social campaigns to promote content.
Q.20 How do you promote your brand?
To Promote your Business
Create a brand image, or logo.
Build business partnerships with other organizations.
Rely on the power of social networks.
Offer freebies.
Develop relationships with your customers.
Encourage customers to talk about their experience using your business i.e. take your customers' Feedback.
Q.21 State the importance of branding?
Branding Gets Recognition. The most important reason behind branding is important to a business is because it is how a company gets recognition and becomes recognizable to the consumers. The trademark is the most important element of branding, especially where this factor is concerned, as it is essentially the face of the company.
Q.22 What side of fabric the pattern is pinned to?
Fold the fabric, with right sides of the fabric together. Most patterns indicate the right side i.e. the pretty side using a darker shade than the wrong side. Also, occasionally, you may be mandated to cut a fabric on the right part, or to "cut one" meaning to cut on single layer.
Q.23 How do you put pattern pieces on fabric?
Lay the pattern pieces on the fabric.
Start by placing the larger pattern pieces, following the guidesheet layout.
Locate the grainline arrow. Pin one end of the arrow to the fabric. Measure the space to the material fold or the selvage.
Q.24 What does Selvage mean on a pattern?
The tightly woven edge of a fabric is called selvage. It prevents the side edges of the fabric from raveling or fraying. Don't use the selvage in your project! The selvage, because it's densely woven, is sturdier than the rest of the fabric, so it can be more difficult to sew through.
Q.25 Why are pattern is produced?
Pattern is produced because of the following reason -
1. To make a set of templates of different components of garments.
2. To make a large amount of production at a time.
3. To minimize wastage and cost of garments.
Q.26 How do you define Grain Line?
Grain Line is the line, that is marked on the patterns of a garment and the line indicates the warp yarn, because when the pattern is placed in the marking paper then the Grain line follow the warp yarn of fabric.
Q.27 How do you define Counter Sample?
Counter Sample is when the manufacturers produce several numbers of samples following the approved sample . Such that facility the bulk production or hung on production floor.
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