We give an alternative construction for a family of partition generating functions due to Kanade and Russell. In our alternative construction, we use ordinary partitions instead of jagged partitions. We also present new generating functions which are evidently positive series for partitions due to Kanade and Russell. To obtain those generating functions, we first construct an evidently positive series for a key infinite product. In that construction, a series of combinatorial moves is used to decompose an arbitrary partition into a base partition together with some auxiliary partitions that bijectively record the moves.