Advice 1: How to sew a coat

Perhaps one of the most refined and sophisticated garments for both men and women is coats. Today there are a large variety of models coats, among which the most simple options, and Vice versa, intricate, unusual items. Some types require a collar, special cuffs, zippers, linings, etc. Their tailoring is much more difficult to simple direct models without the so-called "bells and whistles". However, whichever option was chosen, all of them in the manufacture require some knowledge of sewing techniques.
How to sew a coat
You will need
  • fabric, scissors, thread, buttons, pattern.
Purchase the fabric from which you decided to sew a coat, matching thread, buttons or zipper (depending on choice), scissors, pins, sewing machine, Ironing Board and iron. Select a pattern for a coat. You can do this by checking the schematic on the Internet on their websites or in professional journals sewing. Remember this, your choice will depend on the type of material from which in the following will be made coat.
Prepare the necessary amount of the desired fabric. When choosing material, remember that for a simple type coat is well suited wool, for jackets it is best to apply the velvet, and sew a French cat to use a blended fabric or gabardine.
Purchase fabric for lining, if the chosen model provides for such. As a rule, the lining uses lightweight materials, but there are occasions when the lining is made from the same material as the product itself (light spring-summer options for outerwear).
Take cardboard or heavy paper and apply the drawings of the patterns. It is necessary to use the special size chart and select the indicators appropriate to your height and fullness. Remember that it is best to make the product a little more, because under it you can always put on a sweater, in case the coat is small, it is unlikely that you can wear it on bare skin.
Cut out of paper all the details and transfer them to your material. Do not forget to retreat the required length for seams. To take into account the size coat is not necessary - it will be sewn.
Cut parts of fabric and carefully press each. The material should not be too much of dents, creases, or wrinkles. Sew alternately, in accordance with the instruction to the selected pattern, all the details of the product. Try on a coat.

Advice 2: What can be made from gabardine

Popular today such fabric as gabardine, was originally designed for work clothes, not high fashion. Now things gabardine can be seen not only in the Windows of shops, but also at fashion shows.
What can be made from gabardine

The history of gabardine

On the idea of the Creator of gabardine by Thomas Burberry, this fabric was intended to protect rural workers from the weather. Gabardine was initially sewed only clothes for farmers. The name "Gabardine" fabric received from the medieval names of the Royal robes. The invention of Thomas Burberry appeared to be very durable and very practical, so it is from this material in 1911 sewed warm clothes for the participants of the polar expedition Amundsen, and later the shape of the soldiers of the First world.

Features of the fabric

Modern gabardine has a special weave of fibers with a water repelling impregnation. In its production uses one of the strongest of weaves – twill. For this type of weave is characterized by diagonal rib on the front side and smooth side.

Gabardine can be made of different fibers. The inventor of this fabric, Burberry was originally meant the presence in the composition of the material is exclusively natural fibers - cotton or wool, however, times have changed, and changed the composition of gabardine. Modern fabrics from different manufacturers have different composition comprising a natural fiber and fiber synthetic origin, for example, polyester. Due to this, the fabric becomes strong, elastic, its surface has a beautiful Shine. Besides, due to the presence in the composition of the material of man-made fibers, gabardine, synthetic additives practically not crushed.

What is made out of gabardine

In our days, gabardine sew not only different clothes, but also tablecloths and curtains. Sewing plants producing clothing made from this truly versatile fabric, form to law enforcement officers, clothing of medical staff, etc.

In the past, the gabardine was painted, often in blue, orange or gray. Modern manufacturers produce this fabric in the widest range of colors. Modern production made gabardine universal, because due to the fact that we offer today to buyers material has different thickness, texture and quality, the opportunity to use it for sewing suits, overalls, raincoats, warm coats and a variety of products for the decoration of premises.

From fine gabardine with synthetic additives can make a business suit and dressy dress, and even fashionable top.
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