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UG

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Poster

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This project is focused on addressing the problem of children outgrowing their garments too quickly. Designs focus on transforming garments to be used for multiple purposes, in particular a transformable waterproof baby carrier cover/ children's poncho and a size-changing dress. The designed garments were based on client needs, and longevity was approached by transforming both size and function. Size was addressed by using zippers, panels, and buttons; function was approached by selection of two items in the same category of use, i.e., as the child changes, so does the garment. The implementation of strategic expansion points effectively extends the range of use from infancy to six years old.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Zipping Through Time: Extending the Life of Children's Wear with Transformable Design

This project is focused on addressing the problem of children outgrowing their garments too quickly. Designs focus on transforming garments to be used for multiple purposes, in particular a transformable waterproof baby carrier cover/ children's poncho and a size-changing dress. The designed garments were based on client needs, and longevity was approached by transforming both size and function. Size was addressed by using zippers, panels, and buttons; function was approached by selection of two items in the same category of use, i.e., as the child changes, so does the garment. The implementation of strategic expansion points effectively extends the range of use from infancy to six years old.

 

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