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Off The Cuff Bespoke Pattern Matching

The breast welt of the coat matched both ways. 9 Aug, 2014

Bespoke Pattern Matching

When correctly executed makes for a very pleasing appearance to a finished garment, and should be taken into consideration by the tailor when marking in a suit or coat for a client prior to cutting it out. Whether you choose my MTM, semi-bespoke or full bespoke option you can rest assured that if you choose a plaid cloth from any of my bunches, I will ensure that all the patterns of the cloth line up and match nicely.

Bespoke pattern matching

Perfect pocket matching of the stripes on both these flap pockets on this bespoke business suit.

bespoke pattern matching

I have even matched the very faint herringbone stripe in this coat, even though you won’t really see it.

The picture below shows a clients suit, it is a three-piece suit, all the pieces will match up when sewn together.

bespoke pattern matching

A clients suit marked in before cutting. All the pieces will match up when it’s cut out.

Bespoke Pattern Matching

The next various pictures show some of the pieces sewn together and the pattern matching of this strong plaid cloth that I have ensured.

bespoke pattern matching

Flap pocket prior to insertion into my clients coat.

bespoke pattern matching

This picture shows the pocket flap now in the coat, and the matching both ways of the plaid pattern.

bespoke pattern matching

This picture shows the pocket of the trousers. I have matched the bearer on the side seam both ways, vertical and horizontally.

The next picture shows the breast welt of the coat. It is important that all the horizontal seams, pockets, collar etc all match perfectly when a client chooses such a strong plaid cloth as this particular one.
One of the worst things to see come out of a workroom is a badly matched garment, it is a true sign that the workman who made it really doesn’t care about his client or the quality of the work he turns out.
It was not unusual (there’s a song in their somewhere !) for Anderson and Sheppard on Savile Row to not really care about matching the horizontal pattern of plaid cloths at the sleeve. A major sin in my opinion.

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