The fastest means of achieving something is not always the best. Traditional tailoring techniques can prove this. Indeed, modern conveniences like automatic buttonholes attachments and fusible interfacing made regular sewing optional for plenty of garments today. However, be reminded that although improved modern techniques will finish the job in an excellent manner, the final results would not be the same
Traditional tailoring methods definitely will take a lot of time.However, it is a worth investment as far as garments are concerned. These include a black dress, pair of trousers, and a classic blazer.
Traditional tailoring methods for blazers, coats, and vests
This part of the garments will benefit from horse hair canvas as well as from hand pad stitches. The horse hair canvas is mainly obtained from the horse’s tail brushings. Alongside the roll line, a twill tape is used in maintaining the garment’s structure.
Collars must be interfaced with appropriate horsehairs canvas instead of fusible interfacing. A suitable combination pad stitching and horse canvas are chosen to enable you to have control over the garment’s shape, so the fusible interfacing can’t be replicated.
Back of the garment
The use of a backstay is also a technique used before. The backstay is mainly made from muslin. Its creation is also easy depending on the designed pattern pieces. This will help prevent the coat from stretching out on the shoulders.
Sewing bound buttonholes are likewise necessary. Though it may be tempting just to use the sewing machine to create buttonholes, know that the bound buttonholes are different. It will require more steps; however, the results will be worth it.
The lining will be hand sewn to eradicate possible unsightly and uncomfortable seams on the garment’s interior.
Various types of stitches used in traditional tailoring
This is a continuous stitch catching only a couple threads. Therefore, it will barely show on the garment’s right side.
It is also referred to as the herringbone stitch. With this method, a double layer of fabric is kept against each other. It is often used for hem linings
This is a suitable replacement for a hem stitch. However, it is straighter and shorter, so it won’t be visible.
The above tailoring techniques can be used both for commercial and domestic tailoring as long as you understand the art.The various methods should be combined appropriately to come up with a good design.