Jackets Required TV Presents: Episode 37 Key Steps in Custom Clothing Creation


Welcome to Jacket’s Required, hello, I’m
Dominic Lacquaniti, designer and tailor. On this week’s episode of Jackets required
TV I’m going to take you behind the scenes at Rocco’s Tailor Shop to educate you on
a couple of key steps in creating custom clothes. One of the very first things we do is to measure
each client carefully so that we can create custom pieces that fit like a glove. Measuring is only a small part of what comes
next however. We then take those measurements and create
a pattern for your garment. This has to be concise every time. As a custom clothing designer, I look at the
person, the form of that person, and I envision the garment. Then I delve into how to plan out the pattern
for the particular garment I wish to create. I do things the old-world way and don’t
cheat around the hard work by using a computer program like CAD because I think this part
of the process is very special. This step adds to the truly custom feel of
every piece I create. Before any sewing can begin, the fabric must
be laid out. Then the pattern must be laid out on the fabric. The arrangement of the patterns on the fabric
is called the ‘cutting lay’ or ‘marker’. I then use chalk to mark the fabric for precise
cutting without harming the fabric. The cut of your pattern is the architecture
of your garment. Think of it as the blueprint an architect
would use to build your home. If the blueprints aren’t precise then it’s
a complete disaster. It’s the same with the pattern for your
clothing. ‘Off the rack’ suits aren’t cut by hand,
they’re cut by laser, in large quantities, so they are made for everybody but again fit
nobody, at least not perfectly. Are you a bulk item at a department store
or a unique individual? You’re unique of course and so your clothes
should be also. So invest the extra effort to be sure your
clothing is a good reflection of you. Be sure to Subscribe to the Jacket’s Required
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And to see behind the scenes pictures and clips. Share with your stylish, and style-challenged
friends, and be sure to let me know if you have a specific question or topic you’d
like to see in the series. Thanks for watching. See you next week. Remember, looking good is between you and
your tailor… Ciao

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