LOOK AT THE FABRIC AND STITCHING
Here is a quick rundown on the particulars of good craftsmanship that you should look for when you’re out spending your hard earned money on new clothes.
STEP 1: Inspect fabrics to make sure patterns line up at the seams’ including the shoulders, side seams and sewn-on (patch) pockets.
STEP 2: Hold fabric up to the light and make sure the weave is tight, even and uniform, with no loose or undone threads. If the fabric has beads or sequins, make sure they are securely attached (stitched is better than glued).
STEP 3: Check the grain of the fabric. The vertical grain should run straight up and down the garment, and the horizontal grain should run at a 90-degree angle to this line.
STEP 4: Crumple heavier fabric, such as wool, to see if it bounces back, indicating resistance to wrinkling.
STEP 5: Verify that all stitches are secure and straight. You should see about 8 to 12 stitches per inch. Just an FYI - hand sewn stitches are generally found only on haute couture garments.
STEP 6: Examine hems. The stitching should be nearly invisible. Hemmed bottoms should hang straight and not curl or pucker.
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Here is a quick rundown on the particulars of good craftsmanship that you should look for when you’re out spending your hard earned money on new clothes. Winzer Dry Cleaners Pick up and Delivery in NYC, New York Area and Tri-Cities