If you love fashion, a fashion design side hustle is a great option to get a balance between your day job and passion while making extra money. Cha-ching!
These are 9 essential types of stitches for garment construction & manufacturing. (Plus how to call them out in tech packs & spec sheets.)
Learn how to create a fashion design mood board, step-by-step. (With 12 mood board examples from fashion industry professionals.)
What types of garment samples are used during the apparel production process? And which ones do you actually need? Here’s a list.
Learn how to measure a garment & create points of measure (POM) for tech packs. It’s an essential fashion indsutry skill to make sure garments fit right.
Land your dream fashion job with tips on how to prepare for a fashion interview. Learn what to put in your portfolio, what to wear, what to ask, and more.
What are the best freelance sites for fashion designers? I surveyed 500+ fashion freelancers and found the REAL answer. It might surprise you.
Not sure what tech pack software is best for your design project? Or if you even need it? Here are comparisons of the top fashion industry tech pack softwares.
There are a lot of great things about being a freelance fashion designer—like freedom, flexibility, and working on projects you love. But the cherry on the top is that your income potential is limitless. But if you’re curious to know exactly…how much money do freelance fashion designers make? I’m going to tell you exact dollar […]
Becoming a freelance fashion designer comes down to just FIVE steps. The process may seem overwhelming and intimidating, and of course there are nuances, but it’s really simple. Here are the 5 steps to become a freelance fashion designer: Here’s a more detailed look at all five steps to become a freelance fashion designer. Click […]
When it comes to being a freelance fashion designer, you want to make sure you protect yourself and get paid. Luckily, there are some really easy things you can do (without hiring a lawyer) in your invoices and contracts to cover your butt. And yes, I’m going to give you a free contract template just […]
Freelancing can seem like a rollercoaster of making $3k one month and $100 the next. What will your next project be? Where do you find another client? Most importantly, how do you make consistent income as a freelance fashion designer? One of our really successful Freelance Accelerator: from Surviving to Thriving (FAST) grads, PKP, felt […]
A lot of people wonder, what does a freelance fashion designer do? The list is long, and it’s way more than just “design”! Whether you’re starting without experience or have been in the industry for years, you have a lot of options when it comes to deciding what to do as a fashion freelancer. Here […]
Yes, it is possible to become a Successful Fashion Freelancer doing ONLY tech packs. Using the right strategies to grow and find clients, you can earn a full-time living (or more) with just tech packs. It’s exactly what one of my FAST students, Eleni Apostolopoulou from Greece, did. Eleni wanted a “decent life at my […]
“Should I leave the fashion industry?” It’s a tough question to ask yourself. And I’m not going to tell you the cliche advice of “consider your goals and think about how transferable your skills are.” There’s enough generic career content out there like that. What I will talk about is my personal story when I […]
Referrals are one of the best ways to grow your freelance business but they don’t just fall in your lap! If you’ve ever struggled with the confidence to ask for a referral or have trouble finding the right time or words to say, then this episode is for you! Meghan is joining me as we […]
The pandemic changed the remote work world forever. And while a lot of old school brands still believe in the “butts in seats” model, there are still plenty of opportunities to work from home in fashion. There are a plethora of articles out there that talk about some of the more “obvious” work from home […]
Being a fashion freelancer has some great things to offer, but what about the tasks that seem really intimidating? In this episode, Stayce and I are jumping into these intimidating tasks head first (literally…we’re going to be tackling mindset!) Find out how Stayce wraps her mind around tackling some of these intimidating tasks and landed […]
We’ve all been there – struggling to figure out what in the world to include in your tech pack portfolio, what NOT to include, what’s relevant and irrelevant… That’s why Christina and I work through exactly what her goals are and how to create the optimal portfolio to attract the right brands while doing the […]
On this episode of the Successful Fashion Freelancer Podcast, we bring on Darci, who took an interest to sewing at a young age and followed her interests to fashion school. But, after moving to Florida, USA she quickly found that the only market for her skillset was in factories as a seamstress. This didn’t stop […]