I am always more intrigued with one’s creative process, especially after I learned how to sew earlier this year. Therefore, I wanted to know more about Orlando’s creative process and get more insight on how he does what he does.
“My design process all starts at the fabric store, even though that has become somewhat of a struggle for me lately because so many different combinations come to my mind while searching for the perfect combo. There have been times when I went to the store with a combination in mind and ended up leaving with something completely different. However, after I choose my fabrics and buttons, it’s time to go to work. During the first day, I basically just focus on cutting and marking since that’s the most time consuming stage. The cut is extremely IMPORTANT, and most people really don’t understand just how important a quality pair of scissors can be. The next step is marking and that’s when you have to be extremely focused because a bad mark can throw everything off once you start sewing. For me sewing is like riding in a nice car on cruise control, it all just flow’s from there. Once the waistcoat is put together, I start with the final touches by hand sewing the details and adding button holes and buttons. I usually use the remaining fabric for ties or pocket squares. In fact, I am going to start offering package deals to my clients by adding a matching tie and or pocket square to their orders.”