Basic Sewing Techniques
The finished item of clothing is one step ahead of just the cut and sewn fabric. The following pointers will make the procedure simpler to perform. The process is divided in to three phases namely pre-production, production and post-production.


► A. Planning
If you ever go to buy household things without a shopping list, you are bound to forget certain items or you are sure to buy more than the targeted products; same thing happens when you kick off sewing garment. It has been discovered that a tailor, who mulls over and designs a garment, complete with colour sketches and smart thinking as well as a list of ideas that he will want, he would require less money and time for manufacturing the garment than if he simply banks on fate.

A manufacturer should sit with sketchbooks and scribble pads with thoughts on garments, nice designs and bits and pieces of fabric. Mainly the pages are placed with a sketch of a garment, lists of things like hooks and eyes or approximate lengths of trim as well as buttons, embroidery thread or other accessories. If you have got some fabric at home that you would like to manufacture a garment out of, you should add a piece of that in the sketchbook with the line drawing; thus, you can choose lining fabric to compare or distinguish.

The surprising matter is that you don't need any artistic skill to apply this technique. Just sketch out a rough, add colour in and make your lists; now your action plan is prepared to be followed. You can get somebody, who has good knowledge of drawing, to delineate a primary shape of the types of garments you want to manufacture. Get them photocopied and apply them to draw on and colour. In any case, you'll be prepared when you hit the fabric stall and they're running a sale. With a sketchbook nearby, you can compare the colour of that $1.99 linen to the sample of cloth of brocade in your book and either purchase it or leave it.

One more mode of making this method work for you is to photocopy pictures of the several types of garments and pieces of garments you need to make and staple those in your sketchbook together with fabric swatches.

► B. Choice of Material
Garments manufactured in 16th and 17th century had a specific weight to them that is created by the types of fabrics both on hand and used. When sources state that a particular garment was manufactured of silk lined with taffeta, they are speaking of a quite heavy bodied silk with a crisp silk taffeta lining. We can bear only such kind of silks that are much softer and thinner than would have been used.
This problem can be overcome in two manners. First, shift to a heavier but less costly material that reproduces the appearance you're struggling to accomplish. Second, if heavier material is not available, or you like to work with thinner material, you can interline the garment.

Interlining: Cut the interlining coating as with the outer coating. Place them together and handle them as one single coating of fabric during the creation stage. Baste or pin together as required.