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How to Make a Tailored Suit by Yourself

It is a difficult task to make your own tailored suit. If you do well to follow all the details of the instructions, then you will be able to succeed in this undertaking. If you want to save on a suit purchase or a tailor made one, do it yourself and get all the savings that you need. Choose the best quality fabric, threads and trims for this suit making project that you are embarking on. If you work carefully and follow instructions to the last detail you will be able to make yourself a very fine suit.

You will need good fabric for your suit and its lining. A woven fabric with natural fiber content is a good choice. Polyester fabric does not breathe well, and though they are the more inexpensive types of fabric, will make you feel uncomfortable when the weather is hot. Wool blends are reasonably priced and if you take good care of it, will last you for a long time. If you choose cashmere which is expensive, you can create a truly beautiful suit out of it. The lining fabric can be polyester blends and if you want something that breathes better you can choose silk lining fabric.

Your measurements should be taken next. If you are buying patterns then you can choose patterns for men by checking on chest size and sleeve length and patterns for women are by top and bottom sizes. If you want your measurement to be truly accurate, let someone help you take the measurements.

The patterns now should be pinned over the fashion and lining fabrics and the interfacing. The function of the interfacing is to reinforce or stiffen some parts of the suit like the collar or waistband. The notes on the pattern will tell you where to place your pins. In these notes you will see fold lines and notes on where to put double pieces of fabric so that it would be easier to cut them at a time.

Cut the fabric alone the lines of your chosen size. If there are seam allowances suggested, make sure to take note of them especially if they are not included in the pattern lines. If your fabrics easily unravel, use pinking shears instead. It is difficult to cut fabrics that unravel like acetate and satin.

Follow the directions and stitch the fabrics together without inserting the lining. Try it on and check where adjustments have to be made. If there are areas you cannot see, let an assistant check it. Then insert the lining, following instructions carefully. If you follow instructions carefully, then your own tailored suit would soon be ready to wear.