Friday, November 6, 2015

Easy Dressmaking Tips (part 1 of 2)

Fashion and dressmaking is a tough business.  A lot of people are interested in showcasing their skill in making clothes and interpreting fashion.  With a lot of competition, how do you make your clothes stand out or worth picking?

To improve the quality of your clothes, you would have to have understanding about fashion in general.  The easiest way of being acquainted with fashion and its recent trends is by reading fashion magazines and watching runway and lifestyle shows in television.  By doing this, you would understand patterns and different kinds of fabrics.  You would also have understanding on different kinds of clothes and colour combinations and groups.

Aside from knowing the trends, you can also ask some people in your customer target area to identify what kind of clothes best appeal to them or they need.  This could help you identify what kind of clothes you are going to make and eventually sell.

When a customer comes into your door to ask for a fitting and then requests different kinds of clothes, of course, you would like them to be happy.  Make sue that they are easy to wear, comfortable and at the same fits the lifestyle and activities of the customer.

Aside from being fashionably aware, you would also need to be familiar with your present equipment.  Surely, you do not want to lose a lot of time, effort and money by continuously making mistakes while sewing. Practice can contribute in making your skill close to perfect.  For sewing machine owners, make sure that they would get the proper maintenance that it needs regularly.  Even little defective parts on your sewing machine can have an impact with your product.

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