Hey guys, I haven’t updated you all lately on the progress of FitGirl Clothing. For those new around here, my cousin and I started a clothing company back in the end of March, geared towards females that CrossFit and that have muscular and curvy legs, shoulders in general.
So for the past month, about one day/night a week, we have been heading down to Boston to work with our designers, Roger & Chris, to get started on designing our skinny jean.
There is a lot that goes into that process. Roger started by having Jenn bring a pair of her jeans that fit the best.From there, Roger & Chris designed the outline of the sample on a piece of paper or whatever it’s called that designers use for their outline.
Once Roger creates the pattern, he then cuts the denim for pockets, the actual pants, and all of that other fun stuff. Then he sews his heart away. It takes him maybe 40 minutes at most once he’s in a groove.
And while Roger sews, what do we do? Jenn and I usually talk business with Chris. We discuss our progress with our labels, tags, buttons, rivets, production, etc etc. He loves bouncing ideas off of us, and we love him for this. And when we aren’t talking business, we goof off.
Or just sit there day dreaming about food or trying to mask tiredness with a smile.
Once Roger finishes a pair, we stop goofing off, and Jenn goes in to try the jeans on. We examine different areas. The first pair were too tight in certain areas, so Roger had to take some of the fabric out so she had more room in the pants. Tight pants = rippled effect, so Roger would have to brainstorm how to make it so there was more thigh and butt room, but no waist gap.
Jenn gets homework: take the jeans home, wear them, wash them, and see how they look and feel. And then, the next week we go in, we share with Roger Jenn’s notes, and from there, Roger alters the pattern to create a pair that he thinks will fit better.
And that’s how it goes. And we believe the other night we found the perfect design. Once the skinny is complete, we just work off of that one to create the boot cut, as the only part of the pattern that changes in design is from the knee cap down.
Our Kickstarter starts this month… ekkkks! It’s almost go time! We are starting with 2 pairs of jeans; a skinny & a boot cut. Depending on the amount we raise on our Kickstarter, we will even add in a 3rd style of jeans. We thought a fun way to tie together the jeans and CrossFit, was to give the styles of jeans names. Not just any names, and if you’re familiar with CrossFit, then you know that there are workouts named after females. And thus, we created the Fran & the Helen!
We have our hang tags created, which are the tags that hang off of the product saying what it is. We are IN love with them.
I’ll give more details on the Kickstarter, but along with it, we are also offering fun workout tanks (3 different styles for ladies), and a shirt for men (2 colors), along with a hoodie and stickers. The tank tops and men’s shirts should be in our hands by this weekend/early next week, which means we can start selling them to our friends and family that are close by, and also get them sent to our 3 athletes.
Oh yeah, we landed 3 females that compete in the CrossFit Regionals/Games, or in the National Weightlifting Championship!!!
Ashley Van Boxtel, of CrossFit Green Bay. Her team placed 3rd at the North Central Regionals, meaning this lady is heading to the CrossFit Games this month!
Heidi Platow, of Port City CrossFit, who is heading to the 2014 National Weightlifting Championships this month!
We are pretty excited to have 3 awesome ladies as sponsored athletes, and look forward to growing our line of athletes!
So that’s most of the fun stuff! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter to stay fully up to date! 🙂