The client wanted a very feminine yet functional design. The resulting jacket needed to function for the Northwest United States climate and be aesthetically pleasing as well as incorporating current trend detailing.
Exploring different solutions for the wrapping pleats meeting the center back box pleats. Also images show the embroidery that was a factor in determining pleat depth and construction. We communicated extensively with images via email.
Each of the embroidered pleats were constructed individually so each pleat could receive its embroidery. Originally each pleat was to have a slightly different embroidery. The image on the right shows an early embroidery design and my notes to Jennifer regarding embroidery dimensions. Extra lengths of the conductive threads are wrapped around the pins. The threads were left long so they could be stitched through to the zipper tape and come in contact with the slider.