Sunday, April 24, 2011

Weekend Project: Of Penguins and Men

It's practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.
~ Joe Moore

Well, I've just about finished the first-year-birthday boy shirt. (Thank goodness, because the party is next weekend!) The only step left - buttons and buttonholes.

The mother - a good friend from work - loves penguins and so I tried to line them up everywhere that I could - on the pocket...

And both sleeves!

I also just about finished up another project that has been hanging over my head for a while - the men's version of the "How Much Fabric?" reference cards.

I ran into an interesting situation when I was selecting the images for the backs of the cards.

Several of the garment categories evoke a prototypical image. Say "jacket" for instance, and many people think of the work blazer. Say "pants" and again, a full length, work-appropriate pair of slacks comes to mind.

When I was making the women's cards, those prototypical images lined up nicely with the average pattern. So, for example, if you were thinking to make a blazer, the average amount of fabric that was listed on the card would be enough for many blazer patterns.

But this wasn't the case for men's clothes. Take a look at these images for men's pants:
An example of a pants pattern that calls for the actual average amount of fabric is cargo shorts. If you want to make slacks for work, you need somewhat more fabric... So if I stick with only putting on pictures of the minimum, average and maximum patterns, then some of the prototypical garments - work trousers, a blazer, etc. - are not pictured. I think that's not good...

So, that's the one thing I'm still thinking about. Other than that, everything is ready to be shipped off to my graphic artist and then the card printers! Yay! Finally! :)

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for the start of a new week. :)


Cole's Corner said...

I love that fabric!!!