- Evaluate your final product against the final design and the specification
- Evaluate (i.e. the good and bad points) the product itself - would you change the final product in any way? Why? If you were to make this in a factory, would you need to change the design? Why?
- Do others like your product? Why?
- What would they/you change about it to improve it (could be several things)? Why?
- Is the material suited to the product? If you combined materials do they work well together? Why?
- Is the decoration effective? Why?
- Do the components work/are they effective? Why?
- When you put the dress on/open the bag does it work? Why?
- Can you put the dress on and off 5 times without any damage to the product or struggle to put it on? Why? OR can you put in what you intended to put in the bag and does it carry/hold the items without breaking or being uncomfortable? Why?
- Is the product well finished? (Good hemming, topstitching/ironing) how can you tell that?
- Would your product be easy to make in a factory? (think back to the industry video) if it is a simple design, then yes, if it has a lot of parts/areas that require fiddly work things will be changed or substituted e.g. beading might be iron on beads, hand embroidery=CAD embroidery, (for bags mainly! - They can afford to have specially made components that you couldn’t find and have machines that will attach them easily)
- Have a look at a similar item of lined dress - how is it different to what you have done? Use this to say how you might change your design (if at all) and try and suggest why they might make it like they have.
3. Evaluate your performance (use your diary - what went well? why? what problems? what did you do about it?)
Research, Designing, Testing and feedback, Marking and cutting out, Decoration/embellishing, Construction/assembly, Adding components, Finishing details/finishing off.