-3 days until prototypes

Posted January 16th, 2010 by Sanja in Design, Development, wtfJeans with 3 Comments »
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Yesterday was a very important day for wtfJeans project.
Our designer Sanja Zdravkovic has finished designs and we were able to choose and decide which one of them will be produced.

We were so happy but also confused. Why confused? Well, it wasn’t an easy decision: 10 models, 5 male and 5 female versions. The only thing all these models had in common was that they were all straight cut and had special pockets for iPhones. So, we were deciding something like this: “Model No3 is completely out, but I really like how the waist looks on No1, and I like the back pockets on No4. Or maybe, we could combine them with a front pockets of No1…” :))

wtfJeans - Sketches

After 3 hours, we have finally decided. Or, we thought so. ;)

When we went to tailor’s shop, we thought that they will just do the measuring and that’s it. Oh, we were so wrong! :)

When you get one of the best tailors in the whole country, be sure that they’re not gonna simply sew from design that you provide them with. Oh, no! If they accept to work for you, they have the intention to make it as best as possible, and they will ask you million of questions. :) We were definitely not prepared for that! :) Our designer works with this tailor for quite some time, and they make a very good team, so they both helped us a lot. And they also explained us things such us: importance of choosing the perfect sewing stitches, how size of back pockets can visually make our bottoms bigger or smaller… We’ve also learned that 95% of men wear IT on the right side :)) – although I really can’t remember why was that important. :))

wtfJeans - Sketches

The biggest problem we had at tailor’s was choosing the inner padding for iPhone pockets. The one we had in mind can’t be used because it can not be washed on the same temperatures as denim. One more thing we’ve learned from our tailor: choosing compatible fabrics. At the end, “the winner” for padding was a type of microfiber material, which is both perfect for iPhones and compatible with denim’s washing and drying.
So, after a couple of hours of brainstorming, we had final design versions together with stitches, pockets, fabrics, zippers, buttons, and all other variety of things we didn’t even know exist!

wtfJeans - Sketches

These wtfJeans prototypes will be finished on Tuesday, fittings are on Monday, so: stay tuned to see how they look like :)

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3 Responses to “-3 days until prototypes”

  • Vukašin says: 01/16/2010 at 4:26 pm

    didn’t know you planned an iPhone pocket, put me down for a pair :)

  • Sanja Rastovac says: 01/17/2010 at 2:24 pm

    You’ll be able to do it yourself after we launch online shop ;)

  • Shane Spencer says: 01/20/2010 at 3:00 am

    Have you ever considered adding more videos to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good but since I’m more of a visual learner,I found that to be more helpful well let me know how it turns out. This is good…thanks for sharing