HAUTE COUTURE SEWING/TAILORING TECHNI…
Good morning, Everyone! I hope those of you who are experienced in haute couture-quality sewing and tailoring techniques can help me with a query. Also, I hope that we can generate interest in an on-going discussion of haute couture techniques.
I am making a silk charmeuse jacket with a lining. When I make unlined garments, I always overcast or Hong Kong finish the seams. However, I was told by an instructor, who is not a tailor but worked in the industrial sewing area, that when there is a lining, there is no need to finish either the fabric or the lining seams unless there is a raveling problem. The idea was that the seams would not be seen, so why bother. On the other hand, if the HK method were applied to both sets of seams, wouldn’t that create too much bulk?
Can anyone give me some feedback as to how they have handled or would handle this in an haute couture-quality garment?