Correct direction of pile for corduroy ?
Hi there folk,
I have been sewing my own clothes since my teens in the late 50s and still learning more and more about the subject!
I have been going to classes on pattern design and construction for the past 18 months and enjoying the challenge.
I was interested to learn that when making up velvet garments the pattern pieces need to be placed so that the velvet pile runs uphill in order to get a richer appearance to the fabric. I’d been making them with the pile running down the garment as I liked the feel of this when wearing the clothes.
I bought a length of pinwale stretch cord yesterday and have pre-washed it ready to cut out a pair of slacks for myself and wondering if the same rule applies to corduroy when it comes to placing the pattern pieces on the fabric – ie with the direction of the pile running UP the garment?
Could someone throw some light on this so I don’t fall into the trap and have the pile going the wrong way!
ps I’m interested in a wide range of handcrafts and art but primarily a woodsculptor – hence the name I ended up with here!