Hey guys - I made a thread but thought I'd ask this in here as well considering it seems to be a very active, "chat" type of thread where you can post just about anything. Here's my post: http://www.styleforum.net/t/449540/starting-my-own-brand-question-about-clothing-patterns-pattern-making-developing-a-fit
I'm in the very early stages of developing my own brand. Don't worry, it's not some cookie-cutter garbage with paisley prints, old english fonts, side zippers, leather accents, etc. lol.
There's a variety of cut & sew manufacturers in my city whom I've met with and I'll be picking one soon. They all offer a bunch of services like pattern making, grading, and the entire deal.
The thing is - I know absolutely nothing about the FIT of clothes and what the measurements should be for a nice t-shirt, or a hoodie, or a nice pair of slim jeans, skinny jeans, etc.. Of course I have my own, favorite pieces of clothing and I like the way certain things fit. However, when it comes to describing this to one of the pattern makers or designers, I'd have no clue what to really say.
So here's my main question...I'm wondering if it's "lame" to bring in some of my favorite pieces of [designer] clothing and have the pattern maker use that as a starting point/base for my own pieces? For example: my Acne tee & jeans. I love the fit on my 19cm Diors so perhaps those well. (I heard APC jeans are based off one of Dior's fits, is that true?)
Of course, I plan to eventually learn the ways of developing my own fit and how all that stuff works. (I've already looked into it and it's very complicated + takes lots and lots of time) However, understandably I just don't want to release some really amateur-ish, Wal-Mart esque fitting shirts or jeans.