The intense satisfaction derived from the final fitting of a custom-made suit is the fruit of close co-operation between the tailor and his customer. At the heart of this teamwork : dialogue. For this reason, Bespoken and Alan Cannon Jones offer a step-by-step guide to specialist terms that will allow you to clearly communicate your needs to your tailor. In this newsletter we deal with the letters S.
The top section of the sleeve nearest the shoulder.
The part of the collar which joins the neck edge of the garment and terminates at the crease edge of the collar where the fall commences.
A narrow strip of fabric, usually cotton or lined, which does not stretch and is used to strengthen or control various parts of the garment.
One of a series of units of conformation of threads resulting from the thread or threads being repeatedly passed through or into fabric during the sewing operation.
A hand stitch used to draw together two cut, or raw edges of fabric.
A sequence of stitches applied to a fabric for decoration.
The creation of shape by the removal of a calculated amount of fabric.
A bunch or collection of sample cuttings of materials used to indicate their representative characteristics.
An effect on the edge of the garment by sewing a row of stitching at a specific and regular distance.