Design Review Logistics and Timeline: Cycling jersey

I know that most people’s timeline on this project has been hijacked by COVID-19… mine included. I was actually hoping to use the laser cutters to get precise cuts of the fabric patterns I am going to use. But not a problem. Instead, I will trace patterns from mtb jerseys that I already own and fit me great. Luckly, me and my wife have a sewing machine at home, so I will be able to keep on going with my project.

The revised timeline can be observed below.

Logistics

I will be purchasing practice fabric (100% cotton) from Walmart, for the first two prototypes.

For the final version, I will either use some sort of Dri-Fit polyester wicking fabric, purchased from The Fabric Fairy (fabricfairy.com), or a summer wool blend purchased from local Boulder shop, Elfriede’s Fine Fabrics. I will take into consideration which fabric will do better with the fabric paint and price. Wool can be range from $32 to $60 per yard, while the dri-fit wicking fabric is around $10 to $15 per yard.

Figure 1. The Fabric Fairy.com

Figure 2. Elfriede’s Fine Fabrics

Although the wool is more expensive, it is desirable to me because it is 100% wool which is better for the environment as it eliminates the possibility of polymer microfibers being released into the environment from a polyester blend. It would also be supporting a local Boulder shop.

 

Thank you for reading.

 

Image References:

Figure 1. thefabricfairy.com

Figure 2. elfriedesfinefabrics.com

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  • Hey Benjamin,
    The idea of using wool seems really good as it is supporting a local shop. I can imagine the pain due to covid but you’ve done an excellent job so far and since you have sewing machine, it’s great that you can keep working. All the best and I would love to see how the end product looks, I know it will be amazing.

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  • Benjamin Robles
    Jackson Hootman
    March 19, 2020 4:10 pm

    Hi Benjamin, I think you’ve done a great job making time for prototyping. Do you have any acrylic paint you could mess around with to practice on paper? I think it would provide great practice and also be a good addition to your final report.

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