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25 Specialty Topics: Notes on Tailoring




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This article is from the Textile Related Books FAQ, by Lara J. Fabans lfabans@adobe.com with numerous contributions by others.

25 Specialty Topics: Notes on Tailoring

Note about Tailoring: There are three general methods for tailoring jackets:
-) classic or custom method: uses horsehair canvas and hand pad
stitches to shape the front and collars. Labor intensive, but
beautiful results
-) Machine method: Uses a sewing machine to attach interfacing and
shape a collar and the front.
-) Contemporary methods: Uses fusible interfacing to shape the front
of the jacket and the collar
Other aspects of tailoring, such as attaching the lining and making the
buttonholes, have several methods. Often the methods are labelled as either
classic or contemporary.

Each method has advantages and disadvantages. Some books (Tailoring in
{SRL,T:} and {TT&CT:}) cover all three; some books only cover one or two
methods.

Furthermore, there have been many articles on tailoring subjects. Many
articles in Threads cover tailoring (including an examination of a quality
men's suit in an early issue!). Many articles in Sandra Betzina's {SB:} books
cover tailoring and include good tips and suggestions. In the July 1992
issue, Vogue Patterns started a four article series discussing tailoring.

 

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