We’ve got just under a week left for the Wearing History Clothing Kickstarter campaign! We’ve met the minimum funding goal and are now working on the Stretch Goals! THANK YOU!!
I was in contact with the company who I would like to use for the dress forms. I chose these forms because, unlike other forms, their shape were built upon heavy research of current body types around the world. If you want to find out more information, visit Alvanon’s website.
The main reason behind this choice= YOU’RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR BASE MATERIALS. Budget form=budget fit. I want the clothes to fit better an feel better, so that means our new forms will have to meet pretty high standard. I believe these do so.
The bad news… the forms are over $2,000 each, plus over $1,000 in freight. To allow for Kickstarter + credit card fees, this makes the total for each form in the neighborhood of $4,000. So, my stretch goals have been updated to reflect those amounts.
I know the current range is VERY limited. If you don’t understand why, please read my prior blog post before commenting.
By getting the new form, this enables an expansion in sizing, so any future designs would be based on this range. ALL CURRENT GARMENTS MEET THE SIZE CHART ON THE KICKSTARTER. So don’t order based on this size chart… that will be down the line if we meet the stretch goal!
The addition of the new dress form means all future garments will reach a much more universal size chart. This form is used by some of the top industry professionals, so will be more in line with the sizing we’re accustomed to at retail stores.
After the first stretch goal is met, we work toward the second stretch goal. This will enable me to start working on the future addition of plus sizes.
After consulting various friends who are much more in tune with plus sizes, I am determined I must use an AlvaForm for the addition of plus sizes. It’s used by companies like Lane Bryant.
Here is a tentative size chart, should I be able to add plus size. The numbers may not match up to measurements as you’re used to seeing.
Of course, NONE OF THE PROPOSED SIZE CHARTS WILL HAPPEN if we do not meet the stretch goal.
Once the Kickstarter ends, the business has to use all funds from sales to pay for other business expenses. It would take a very long time, perhaps 5 years or more, to be able to think of doing additional ranges for plus size if we don’t meet the second goal.
If we’re able to reach $27,000 then we add a men’s form to be able to do menswear in the future.
All the details have yet to be ironed out on actual size charts, etc, but I wanted to provide a visual of what I propose to do if we should be able to reach stretch goals.
So, if you want to see this happen, PLEASE help support and spread the word as much as possible! Just about 6 days left, and that’s it!!