February 25th, 2021
The Pajama Project
You might have already heard about our new all-school collaborative project, the Pajama Project! We will all work together with Cape's mom, LouLou, on creating St. John's pajamas.
To be able to gather more information, ask our questions and get a better understanding of the process we invited LouLou to the Brown Room (via Zoom). Today she showed us her work space, the watercolor pallets she uses to create her paintings and how a painting ends up on a pajama.
After she completes a water color painting she uses a machine called a scanner to transfer in onto her computer. Once her painting is on the computer she can move individual parts of the painting around, adjust, resize and duplicate them. Then her finished design can get turned into pajamas.
Like using a printer. I have a printer. It prints drawings. - Hugh
LouLou, how does the fabric turn into pajamas? - Wilder
After the design got printed on the fabric, we learned that patterns are being used to cut the fabric. Those pieces of fabric are then being sewn together in a specific way in order to turn them into pajamas we can wear. Sewing was a great keyword, since we will start our introduction to sewing in the Brown Room next week!
The process of creating pajamas from start to finish requires quite a few steps but we are excited to dive deeper into these individual processes and learn more about them as the project continues.
Thank you LouLou for sharing your work with us!
continuing our work on designing a dragon costume...
Hugh worked on a large scale painting for a dragon costume idea. He started by painting the costume itself (a curvy body, sticks for people to hold the costume up underneath the body, a tail on the left side and a head on the right side) but then asked himself the question
"But how are we gonna hold it? When we cut it out it's gonna drip?"
(wondering if his painted design will work as the actual costume)