Fit Matters: Navigating Sample Process

At MAES London, we love to work towards getting to great looking samples and prototypes as soon as we can. Good prototypes are achieved by a keen eye for design along with understanding a good fit.

Our team loves Fashion- but most of us our excited about the engineering of clothes. This is a science of understanding body proportions, pattern cutting, fabric functionality merged with years of experience!

From impeccably made coats to elegantly draped dresses, achieving the ideal fit can transform a garment from ordinary to extraordinary. It is also more sustainable as the sooner we get the shape right, the less samples we would need to make to achieve a design into reality.


When we work with our clients, we take the time to understand their needs, along with encouraging them to understand their customer's needs by supporting them with some of the points below:

Understanding Your Target Audience: Before embarking on a garment making journey, it's essential to understand the body shape and proportions your customer's demographic and shopping habits. At MAES London we take time to assess data to understand what your customer's lifestyle, demographics and habits are. This allows us to guide you through some decisions during the fittings.

Choosing the Right Size Chart: When making or choosing a garment, selecting the right size is the first step towards achieving the perfect fit. 65% of online returns are due to incorrect sizing. This can be avoided through standardisation and accurate data collection.We recommend doing thorough research around your demographic and their shopping habits to find the right chart for you. 

Seams: Knowing they types of seams and finishings you want is essential for a project, have a read of our previous blog post on the different seam types 'Seam Spotlight'. We always make sure to conduct fittings with our clients to see where the improvements can be made and if it's the correct seam used for the desired result.

Investing in Quality: When it comes to achieving the perfect fit, quality is key. At MAES London, we take pride in the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into every garment we create. From premium fabrics to meticulous construction, our work is designed to stand the test of time and provide you with years of stylish wear. By investing in quality pieces that are built to last, you'll enjoy the benefits of a perfect fit for years to come, plus it is more sustainaible.

The art of garment construction is a timeless skill that can elevate an individuals style and enhance confidence. Work with us at MAES London's to find the perfect fit for your brand! We will ensure that garments are precise to your desired fit. 

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