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Open Fit Lab’s Custom Jeans


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Open Fit Lab is an ingenious project by Kyle McDonald and Lisa Cori Chung, which uses a Kinect camera to scan a person’s body and uses algorithms to create custom pants patterns for that person!

We thought the most fun way to test everything out would be to mashup the pop-up shop idea with a party, so we invited a bunch of friends to Pinion Gallery in Brooklyn and made the first six people custom fit jeans. The only catch was that they had to wear skin-tight bright green leggings in front of all their friends, so we made sure to provide some proper cheering and sufficient alcohol. Even though all the software is very beta, a few pairs fit really well, even with all the room for errors in measuring, cutting, and sewing.

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