Natalie Waltrip is a freelance tech pack designer in Ward, Colorado.
Natalie is a freelance tech pack designer in Ward, Colorado, specializing in articulated fit for athletic apparel. If you live in Colorado and you are starting a new clothing line, then you definitely need to know Natalie.
Natalie is an expert in apparel fit, hand pattern making and tech packs, and she is passionate about it. She is highly experienced in managing the technical design path from concept hand-off to approved production samples and all necessary steps in between, including costing.
Having tech packs is the key to working with factories overseas (and domestically too). Natalie can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. I work with factories in Vietnam and see people wasting time and money because they come to Vietnam without tech packs and don't have their designs completed.
She started out her apparel journey in 1995. Back then, she was sewing custom-tailored ice climbing suits. She was also working in other apparel factories performing various tasks.
Natalie’s work history is extensive. She has worked with major corporate retailers as well as small apparel businesses and freelance clients.
Her experience includes seasonal specing, BOM’s, construction details, fit alterations, grading, pattern alterations, fabrics (knits, wovens and technical fabrics), factory communications and solving highly complex challenges. Natalie has worked intimately with lifestyle clothing, athletic high tech performance wear, swimwear, outerwear and some evening wear. Those categories include experience in men’s and ladies wear, children’s and young girls, young men’s and maternity wear.
Currently, she specializes in articulated fit for athletic apparel for men and women, and most recently for toddlers and young girls also. She can work on your designs for high performance and athleisure garments.
Natalie loves the pulse and creativity it takes to solve challenges and manage all the moving pieces that come to the creative fruition of a product line.
Natalie’s services and skills include:
✓ Technical spec packages
✓ 2D sketching
✓ Construction details
✓ Fit alterations and Fit comments
✓ Hand pattern making
✓ Pattern diagram flat sketches
✓ Creating grade rules (mainly men’s and women’s, some children’s experience)
✓ Fabric testing
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Fashion Start-up Consultant
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Contact me today about apparel production in Vietnam
1. Which styles do you want to manufacture first?
2. Do you have tech packs?
3. Do you have any special factory requirements?
4. Have you produced before? If yes, then in what country?
5. What quantity per style per color do you order?
6. Does your company have a website?
7. Do you want to work with an agent or directly with the factory?
8. Do you plan to visit Vietnam?
Services I Offer
Sewing Factory Introductions by Email
Garment Factory Visits
Tech Pack and Sample Creation
Fashion Start-up Business Planning