Making Garments that ‘actually’ fit!

By | 2018-03-01T12:40:35+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Pattern making|

Making Garments that ‘actually’ fit!

Have you also noticed, like so many others, how difficult it is to find garments that just fit well?

According to recent research the average woman wears medium to larger sizes and she doesn’t have the ‘ideal’ figure of a model, however, the clothing industry still refuses to make clothes that fit her.

As a result, we’ve learned to compromise with badly fitting garments that make us look and feel bad.

So, why is it SO hard to find a garment of good fit?

In pattern creation, we first start of with a basic block and then move on to the development of the style.
If the basic block doesn’t fit the figure perfectly than you will never get a good fit.

At eTelestia we believe that it is time to STOP compromising!

You can learn how to make Perfect Fit Patterns, no matter what your size.

Learn how to make your own clothes based on simple methodologies, be creative, and make a difference!

Sewing is a key skill in making beautiful garments

By | 2018-03-01T12:30:44+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Sewing|

Sewing is a key skill in garment creation!

Making clothes that fit well is not a simple as many might think. Indeed the first step is the right pattern for the style.

So you’ve managed to make a good pattern but how do you actually put the fabric pieces together?
When you move on to sewing, one needs to make a number of choices that can greatly influence the final outcome.

What to consider when starting to make-up your final garment:

  1. Select the appropriate fabric for the style.
  2. Select the suitable seams for each case.
  3. Finding the right needle for the fabric can also be tricky.
  4. Determining the steps of the assembly process and how to put the garment together.
  5. Many bespoke tailored outfits require suitable lining and interlining.
  6. Finally, pressing is very important and can greatly contribute to the final appearance of the garment.

All these and much more, contribute to making up a garment of good fit and appearance.

Tips for good fit: Often it is useful to make a sample in toile or other fabric, similar to your choice for the final garment, in order to ensure the fit and style interpretation of the pattern.

Have a look at our Sewing Demo and find out more on how to assemble the garment and become proficient in Sewing.