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Instructions for Making a Tailored Suit for Your Own Use

Making your own tailored suit is not an easy thing to do. But a person who perseveres, carefully working out the instructions will be rewarded with an impressive suit to wear. And if you make your own suit, you would not spend as much as you would if your will buy a ready-to-wear suit of high quality fabric or having a tailor do it for you. Choose the best quality fabric, threads and trims for this suit making project that you are embarking on. It only takes a careful working out of the instructions given on how to make a suit, and you will end up with a truly fine suit that will fit you well, and that you can be proud of since your made it yourself.

You will need good fabric for your suit and its lining. Woven fabrics with natural fiber content is the best choice for a suit fabric. If you choose Polyester, which is an inexpensive fabric, your suit will be uncomfortable to wear during the hot summer months because it does not breathe well. If you choose wool for a suit fabric, then it is a good choice since woolen suits are very durable and the expense is not so dear. A Cashmere suit would be a very expensive, yet a very beautiful suit. Polyester blends can be a good lining fabric but if you want a material that breathes much better, you can choose silk lining fabric instead.

The next thing to do is to take your measurements. Men’s suit patterns are sold by chest size and sleeve length while for the women, the top and bottom sizes are considered. If you are not used to measuring yourself, you can ask someone to assist you with it so that your measurements are accurate.

The patterns now should be pinned over the fashion and lining fabrics and the interfacing. The collar or waistband can be stiffened or reinforced using a fabric for interfacing. You should pin your fabrics on the lines which have indications. 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. Watch out for seam allowances especially if they are not included in the pattern lines. Use pinking shears for fabrics that unravel. Fabrics like satin or acetate do unravel and make it difficult to cut.

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 make the adjustments, inset the lining and continue following instructions until it is completed. You will soon be wearing that beautiful tailored suit that you have carefully made yourself.