February 2, 2011
project – Jabberdust specs
This is a progress update from the collaboration with Jabberdust. The initial process of developing the concepts can be seen here and here. We’ve narrowed down the concepts to three. Now, Leah is creating specification packages to help communicate the ideas to the factory in India. At this stage, Leah is choosing colours and fabrics and embellishment details, and negotiating what is possible within the limitations of reality – a much different paradigm than the fantasy of illustration. She’s kindly shared with me (and you) some of her rough work and brief notes.
1. Fabric quality, sewing technique, embroidery, scarf dimensions, colour ways, all in one sheet for an uncomplicated idea.
Feathered Mohawk Cape
1. Directions of how to modify above to make the trim we need that can be inserted into the seams. Fabric base, length and height of embroidery, seam allowance, number of units, per sample (1+2). This is a one-sheet spec and order.
2. Embroidery technique reference, held “up” to help visualise the “mohawk”
3. Sample of choker with feathers and beads included for direction on possible materials
1. Spec with emb details. This is one layer of turquoise organza which I planned to have only the “leaves” of the design. (will be completed when leaves are sandwiched together. I’ve suggested gold on turquose.
2. Spec with emb details. This is one layer of fuschia organza which I planned to have only the “stems” of the design. (will be completed when leaves are sandwiched together. I’ve suggested silver on fuschia.
3. Design lines, adapted from last year’s scarf. (I’m a fan of not re-inventing the wheel unnecessarily). And swatch of silk organza for fabric quality ref. Insert photo: last years Gingko leaf scarf that did well.