Basic flats can be very detailed or they can be quite basic. How the flats are used will often dictate the amount of effort that can be expended on any given project/flat drawing.
Technical flats are exemplary of this approach. Many companies use overseas manufacturing. Often many of the people working in these facilities are not English speaking, so these drawings become critical means of communicating vital construction details.
This particular flat was created for the final exam my students took to complete their digital illustration course at Otis College, May 2016.
Basic flats can be very detailed or they can be quite basic.
How the flats are used will often dictate the amount of effort that can be expended on any given project/flat drawing.
These types of drawings cannot be too detailed. Often, design rooms will create a manual that itemizes and categorizes different operations and how they are applied to each garment class. Clearly established guidelines can greatly reduce manufacturing costs and avoid costly delays in the process.
These are pages from a tech pack that was created for a stylist client. The technical sketches were vital for communicating essential construction details.