A garment designer and her tailors will need to have a solid understanding of the industry, the needs of clients and the types of work that they do.
They’ll also need to be familiar with what fabrics are required for certain garments, and how the fabric works.
And they’ll need to understand the industry and the way they’re doing it, said Lisa Laskowski, the chief executive officer at Laskowski, who has worked in the garment and textile industries for more than 20 years.
“A tailor will always have to be a little bit more comfortable in a suit and a shirt than a suit,” Laskowsky said.
“But it’s a little different in tailoring.”
The Laskowitzks want their tailor to know what fabrics to choose, and they’re ready to help them find fabrics that are right for the job, which requires a tailor to pick and sew the garment.
Laskowkski, a veteran of the garment industry, said that in the past, tailors had to look for fabric to match the type of suit they were working with.
“Now, tailoring can be a lot more accessible,” she said.
She said that with technology, tailor will be able to do their jobs more efficiently.
Lasking said that some tailors prefer to work in an office environment because the technology is easier to use.
But many prefer to use a more informal environment where they can work with clients, or a shop, or other associates, she said, and tailor services are available.
Latching a fitting and finding the right fit for each customer “is a whole new world,” Lasking added.
“There are lots of things to think about,” she added.
Lifting a shirt or garment is a process, but it’s easier when you can understand what’s involved.
There are three steps: finding the fabric The fabric The stitching The lining or lining layer The final assembly After you get the garment, it will usually be ready for you to start.
Lacking a tailor who knows how to do that, many tailors don’t have any idea what to do with their garments.
So, many find themselves with a lot of unfinished pieces that they can’t fix, and that can cause them to have to pay extra to get the finished garment fixed.
“The work is so labor intensive, you can’t just get the job done,” Lasing said.
Losing customers and clients “The process of getting a garment to fit is so important,” Luling said.
So is finding a tailor, who is willing to work with a client.
“It’s like you have to go through a customer and a tailor,” she explained.
“And they will go through this process of picking out fabrics, getting the pieces right, and stitching them.”
But once you have a garment made, it’s not the end of the world.
There’s a lot to do before it goes on sale, she added, and the tailor will need time to make sure everything is lined up.
Lasing has worked with several clients who needed her help in finding the perfect tailoring service.
“They asked me what I do and I told them I’m a tailor and they went, ‘Oh, you mean you’re a tailor?’
And I said, ‘Yes, I am,’ and they were happy,” Laring said.
But it can be hard to find a tailor that has a reputation for making the right fabrics, Lasing added.
One of her clients asked her what her signature style was, and she said it was very casual.
“He was like, ‘I don’t know how you can make me happy, because I can’t wear it,'” she said with a laugh.
But Lasing doesn’t think it’s impossible to find someone who is knowledgeable about the industry.
“I think people need to know the world of tailoring,” she noted.
“People can get away with things that are not considered acceptable, and not just the wrong things, but things that aren’t considered the best.”
Lasking, who also runs the Tailors Made In America blog, said she sees it as an opportunity for people to learn about the world around them.
“If you want to be able do the things you’re good at, you need to start learning about these other industries,” she advised.
“To really be able take advantage of all the new opportunities, you’re going to have got to learn as much as possible.”
If you have any questions about fashion, visit the website of the American Tailors Association.