I like to use the London shrink method for preparing wool fabric. It's simple and much less expensive than taking a length of fabric to the dry cleaners. God knows what they actually do there, if anything, other than waving some steam around. I used this method way back on the toggle coat so there [...]
Category: grain perfection
The agony of grain perfection defeat
Getting this project off the ground has been a challenge. It should have been cut out and half sewn by now. Hmmm. wasn't this supposed to be my Fall coat? The sticking point has been that, try as I might, I can't align the grain of this fabric. Nothing so far has been easy. The [...]
The quest for "grain perfection"
Apparently if I want a high quality garment that will fit and hang well, I must first attain grain perfection. Essentially, this amounts to squaring up the length of fabric. My fabric had been "sampled" multiple times in the store, and one edge was very ragged. I clipped into the selvedge above the sample gouges [...]