Tailor Vs Designer Stitch

Nowadays, creatively designed garments are made and sold to customers by well-known fashion designers. The current age fashion designers have a keen knowledge about fashion sewing. Sewing is classified into two categories:

1. Tailor’s stitch
2. Designer’s stitch


From the below points, we can clearly differentiate between tailor stitch and designer’s stitch garments and what each one focuses on.

Tailor’s Stitch Designer’s Stitch
Inside garment shows the raw edges of the fabric (Due to poor and cheaper quality of fabrics) Work is done with utmost care, to meet the customer requirements by using good quality fabrics.
Use of 2 ply thread for over lock stitch, 3 ply thread for general sewing and 4 ply thread for Denim/Drill cotton. Sewing ability, knowledge is fairly poor. Sewing ability and knowledge is extremely good.
Neck line finishing normally has raw edges of fabric which are visible. Inside side parts of the dress usually have plain seam with 3 threads over lock stitch. For neck line finishing piping seam is always used, sometimes fusible interlining is used and hemming hand sewing process is utilized.
Wrinkles due to improper matching of the needle point, thread count number and usage of fabric knowledge is not up to the required standard. Side parts of the dress are usually having trend scale, mock french seam is sewn, and sophisticated feed off the arm machine is used for by designers for sewing.
Focuses on budget oriented and cheaper garments to meet the needs of masses. Needle, thread, fabric relationship is commendable. Designers target high class customers for their high priced clothing.
Lesser importance is given to hand sewing work. Modern sewing machine usage is very rare. More importance is given to hand sewing work. Modern sewing machines are always used.
Sewing defects like puckering, run off, seam grin, are commonly found. Due to local made machines and equipments that are normally used seam finishing concentration is poor. Designers give more importance to perfect fitting and designer stitch is flawless to increase the value of the garments.
Treadle machines are still in usage. Sometimes small power driven machines are used. Due to usage of high quality sewing machines and tools, seam finishing concentrations are good. Motorized power driven machines are always used to gain quantity oriented garments.
Use of raw materials like canvas, fusible interlining, lining, threads, needle, buttons, zippers, hook fasteners at budget oriented price or cheaper ones. Seam strength is always of a high standard. Fusing machine is used to acquire good and elegant look. Steps are carefully taken to avoid sewing defects by experienced sewers.
Seams and stitches are not up to the standard. Use of raw materials like canvas, fusible interlining, lining, thread, needle, button, zippers, hook fasteners, velcro fasteners high priced and high quality materials are used.

Currently, customers are very much particular about the garments they wear. They are very quality consciousness. Many customers ask their designer to tell them about fabric quality and the durability. Many latest accessories are launched and marketed in the fashion market. The fashion designers are well aware about the newly introduced accessories and trims.

They use these accessories in their clothing to enhance the quality of their garments. Even the raw materials like sewing thread, sewing needles, buttons, hook and fastener, press -stud buttons, zippers fasteners, Velcro, shoulder pads, fusible interlining, lining, canvas, are of the best quality. The usage of good quality of raw material, trims will increase the overall value of the garment.

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