Gotta love technology! This morning started off with a video chat between a factory in Quebec who are manufacturing the garments, a store owner in Collingwood who designed the styles and me who drafted the patterns, did the mock ups and samples to send to the factory so they can see the finished product. I was given some fabric to work with that was similar to the fabric that would be used at the factory to make these garments. The actual fabric is going to be a natural fibre and the fabric provided was synthetic, so different properties altogether. The hand is completely different, the natural fibres are more soft, have more drape while the synthetic fibres tend to be more structured, hold the shape better....
The pockets are on a slant on both garments at a fairly steep angle, on the tunic I had already tapered the top of the pocket to avoid a lot of drooping evident in the mock up; the pullover being shorter with smaller pockets seemed to be fine on the mock up so it was left alone... The factory had the foresight to make a sample of each using the proper fabric and the pockets on both were drooping down more on the pullover than the tunic. I tried explaining how to fix it by email but it was hard conveying the message so I suggested a 3-way video chat which happened this morning, it took 5 minutes only to figure out the solution to the problem! Now the pockets sit properly on the garments, the store owner is happy, the factory owner is happy and I'm even happier! Plus I got to "meet" some very nice people in the process! Can't wait to see the finished products in the store and online!
The store is called "One Love" an eco-friendly store with natural fibres and MADE IN CANADA!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"