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Tailoring 101

Threads magazine - 146 – Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010
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Judy Barlup knows there’s more than one way to tailor a coat. Tailoring is really just a collection of construction techniques that add quality to certain types of garments.

Tailoring implies several things: how shape is built into the garment; the use of high-quality fashion fabrics, interfacing, and findings; precision techniques with machine and hand stitching; and good pressing. A tailored garment keeps its shape through wear and cleaning, whether it’s on the hanger or on the body. In an untailored garment, shoulder pads are often the sole providers of shape.

Learn tailoring techniques that build shape using malleable natural fibers with interfacing, pad stitching, and pressing techniques to control the fabric.

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