Inventing New Clothing




The attached youtube video shows the entire design process from start to finish with some commentary at the beginning discussing the process; I've also included a couple guitar practice sessions as background noise for the video.

Step 1: Basic Overview of SketchBookPro

I have to say, Autodesk sure knows how to make a program, and for digital editing software SketchBookPro is going to give Adobe Photoshop some very competitive competition in the digital editing marketplace. 

Autodesks program, SketchBookPro, is very intuitive and user friendly; it seems like it would be the perfect companion for any digital artists portable tablet or home computer.

To begin the written portion of this tutorial I've linked a pdf of an Autodesk SketchBookPro keyboard shortcut list written by mat lesage.

The list is very thorough and should be printed out and kept by your workstation as a guide.

Every icon visible in the program can be identified by hovering over it with your curser for a short while, this is very helpful as you begin to learn the ins and outs of the program.

I think you should be able to figure out the 

Step 2: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Front]

The front part of the hoodie will consist of stacks of nylon webbing, designed to accept gear and pouches made for the pouch attachment ladder system. New pouches can be created for cellphones that would attach anywhere there's web.

There would be a total of 8 zip-able pockets, each of which could be designed so the zipper wasn't visible by having fabric covering it.

Step 3: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Hand Warmer Pocket]

There would be front pocket directly under the nylon webbing as shown in the diagram.

Step 4: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Middle Front Pocket]

There would be set of pockets located above the previous pocket and extend all the way to the bottom of the hoodie. 

Step 5: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Top Front Pocket]

Here is the third front assessable set of pockets. Notice they are separated in the middle where the zipper will be.

Step 6: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Second Handwarmer]

There is another pocket as shown. 

Step 7: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Zipper Placement]

Highlighted in yellow is where all of the zippers would be.

Most of the zippers are used to attached panels to the hoodie.

Step 8: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Inner Pocket Top]

This set of pockets is assessable from the inside of the hoodie.

Step 9: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Inner Top Middle Pocket Set]

This set of pockets would be sewn on next.

Step 10: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Inner Pocket 3]

This set of pockets is the third set from the top.

Step 11: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Inner Pocket 4]

This is the 4th set of inner pockets from the top.

Step 12: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Inner Pocket Bottom]

This is the last pocket sewn to the inside of the hoodie and is easily assessable once the front zipper is pulled all the way down.

Step 13: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Nylon Frame]

Shown in the diagram is the nylon frame that the rest of the nylon webbing attaches to; the frame is mirrored on both sides, front and back.

The frame is sandwiched between the layers and fabric and not visible, the diagram shows where it would be located.

Step 14: Detailed Description of Hoodie [Back]

The back of the hoodies is similar to the front and has a similar nylon web. 

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    5 years ago

    I think you should take this design further! I think you should draw up some more detailed sketches/ renderings of arms and fasteners. This design using the attachment method you mentioned may interest private millitary or government organisations? Not to mention it would look absolutely bad ass!


    6 years ago

    this is an excellent design. when can I order one, and what would the cost be?

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the PDF! very useful! I agree about the program competing with Photoshop - it is much easier to use and has more specifically useful tools to help save time and improve the process. I am hooked on it. I can see so many possibilities for its use or multiples uses. I've been using for Photoshop for 8 years now regularly - and I am still trying to master it and learn more...sometimes less complicated works better - more efficient - which is what I need nowadays.

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    You're welcome. I'm hooked too, I think if SketchBookPro creates filters I'll never have reason to use Photoshop again, other than creating the occasional normal map.