Sunday, February 9, 2014
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Stretch knit fabrics require some special techniques to prevent over stretch or waviness in the the seam line. I use facing tape inside hems to give structure and foundation. A walking foot and double machine needle also prevents a rippled seam. When I work with stretch knits, I produce a smooth flat finish. This is especially true for athletic and stretch pant and dress hems.
A coat lining protects the main shell of the garment. It protects a coat's foundation and structure. It stands up to many putting ons and taking offs. A lining experiences the most wear and therefore can wear out. If you love your coat and the lining is in tatters, the lining can be entirely replaced. This is better than patching a lining because once a fabric starts to shred and deteriorate, it doesn't stop because of a patch. If you love your coat, extend its life by relining.