Identify the quality and workmanship of clothing from 11 aspects

Good quality clothes are like artwork, worthy of being treasured, and the stitches inside are revealing the designer's dedication and working hard,So how to see the quality of clothing workmanship? You can observe from the following aspects

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how to identify from the fabric

Take conventional fabrics as an example (not counting special fabrics), high-end fabrics such as cashmere, triacetate, silk (the price is related to thickness), etc.; then copper ammonia silk, tencel, etc.; then cotton and linen fabrics, cotton and linen fabric prices are in the mid-range, and the quality of the process has a lot to do with the price range; finally, chemical fiber or blended fabrics, such as polyester, nylon, etc..

However, the technology content of modern chemical fiber fabrics is getting higher and higher, and the price of many high-end chemical fiber fabrics has exceeded that of high-end natural fabrics, so you can’t completely set the grade of fabrics by the composition, and also count the weaving process and even fabric brands and other factors.

Professionally distinguish, but also add color fastness, abrasion resistance, comfort.

1. Color fastness

Different materials have different color fastness, like cotton is very easy, hemp is very difficult, the structure of the fiber itself has a relationship.

2. Wear resistance

Abrasion resistance is closely related to the weaving process of the fabric and the thickness and length of the yarn and fiber twist.

3. Comfort

The comfort mainly depends on the weaving process and finishing of the fabric. Like knitted T-shirt and woven shirt, their weaving process is different and the comfort is also different. For jeans, some jeans are soft and some are hard, and the difference in feel is mainly due to the different finishing.

How to identify from pattern cutting

Mainly look at the shoulder line, chest line, waist line and hip line. The cutting line of these places directly determines the shape and style of the whole piece of clothing, which can show the labor time consumed by the clothes and the fineness of the clothing making. The clothes made in this way will present the best silhouette.

Then it is to see if the figure can look better after wearing the clothes, such as the small stomach is invisible, etc. This kind of does not require much professional experience to be able to identify.

For example, the style of the women’s clothing brand Gotti actually does not change much, but the style is not the highlight of Gotti’s clothing. The highlight is the fabric, cut and details. It’s cut will maximize the disguise of the wearer’s figure flaws.

For example, some jeans are cut with a V-shaped structured line at the back waist, so that they will have a hip lifting effect. After the pants are clamped on both sides, the hips show a round lonely three-dimensional sense, not flat, so that they will be more comfortable to wear and have a more modifying effect on the body shape.

After all, the human body is concave and convex, not a plane

How to identify from the lining   

Whether it is a dress or a small suit, the lining is very common. And the lining of a dress can also reflect the quality of the dress. The lining also affects the shape of a dress.

And the skin-friendly lining is good or bad, you can see the designer’s attitude towards the clothes. After all, the lining of the clothes is the most important factor in determining the comfort of wearing, especially the skin-friendly neck, arms and other places where the lining is particularly important.

Look at the material of the lining, color and fabric match, no exposed situation. The lining is the part that is in direct contact with the skin, the poor material is thick and not breathable, poor skin friendliness. Many big brands even the lining is made of silk, the lining will also have a structured line to enhance the sense of three-dimensional, of course, wear more comfortable and stylish:.

The inside of the shirt should be clean and well made, and the inside and outside workmanship is consistent. The following picture of this undershirt you guess is the front or the reverse side?

How to distinguish from the hem stitching process

The cut hem is to look at the neatness of the hem and the material of the hem, and then look at the inside hem of the trouser pocket, which must also be tight and neat, not divided between the inside and outside. Some coats will also be hemmed at the internal seams.

Identify the edge workmanship is very important, the edge is like building a house foundation, the foundation is not good, how the house will be solid. Look inside the joint to do well, whether the stitching is smooth and neat, whether there is a clean inside wrapped edge.

The difference between the inside of the wrap and no wrap.

How to identify from the button stitching process

The fine degree of accessories sewing, which determines the labor cost of the clothes. Good quality clothes, its choice of button sewing process must not be poor. And the button stitching is to ensure that the clothes are good buckle, not loose, although this may just spend a few seconds more workers around the line time, but bring us a very different wearing experience:.

How to distinguish from the pocket stitching process

Workmanship inside and outside the same, in the details of the clothes do a good job is really good clothes. Pockets without bright lines, and back pockets 1/8 double lip more texture, will be more complex than the single lip edge process:

Pocket lining workmanship is more important, especially for men’s pants, men’s pockets, are a certain weight demand, so the sturdiness of the pockets is necessary. The left pocket workmanship will not take long to break down, the right side is relatively good pocket workmanship:

How to distinguish from the zipper sewing process

The left side of this simple and rough sewing on the cheap plastic zipper, contact with the skin how can have a comfortable experience? The silk fabric skirt on the right, see how the quality clothes in the hardware zipper part of the performance, no comparison is no harm:.

How to tell from the alignment of the cut pieces

The stitching does not seem to be right at first glance, but when you look closely, the staggered and disordered stitching will make the quality of the clothes disappear instantly.

Printed, plaid pattern shirts, look at the collar, sleeves, pockets articulation of the pattern whether the joint alignment. The more parts that are aligned, the more expensive the shirt is, of course, because of the cost of materials, because of the cost. For example, this shirt is not aligned with the pattern at the shoulder and sleeve joints.

This Burberry shirt, the collar and body, shoulders and sleeves, sleeves and body, body left and right, all achieve perfect symmetry, pay attention to the details of the performance, is the real good product:

We can see through the domestic brand DAZZLE ground su of this dress, the chest has a clear oblique splicing line, oblique splicing line in the sewing up than the horizontal and vertical splicing line is much more difficult and rare, it is obvious that the designer wants to have more design sense for this dress.

However, because of the difficulty of sewing itself, there is also intensive plaid piecing. Probably considering the final cost, the small square patchwork here does not achieve 100% complete overlap.

How to distinguish from the stitching   

Stitching is another major measure of clothing quality. The fineness of the stitching of high quality clothing is directly proportional to the cost of making the clothes.

However, each fabric has different alignment requirements, for example, similar to the elastic fabric of swimsuits, in order to ensure that the fabric does not open the line is not loose, we must use the wavy zigzag alignment. If it is a long time to wear tight underwear, we must use a higher frequency of narrower width zigzag alignment.

This should be considered a minimum standard, a threadbare clothes are definitely not very high quality. The process of producing clothes by regular manufacturers should not start with fabric cutting and finally sewing out the finished product, but after the production is completed, there will be special workers to clean up the residual threads on the clothes.

Alignment can not only affect the aesthetics, but more importantly, the frequency of alignment is not the right length will lead to sewing is not secure enough, the clothes will start to loosen after washing and wearing.

How to identify from the accessories   

Accessories are also one of the criteria to measure the value of clothing. Buttons, zippers, beads, rhinestones, etc., these components in the clothes to decorative role, are accessories, and their quality, most of them can be identified at a glance good and bad.

Take rhinestones as an example, the difference between domestic diamonds and Austrian diamonds, look at the luster can distinguish one or two. Swarovski’s seam diamonds are even better in terms of cut and luster.

The bottom edge of the domestic diamond is usually not perfect, the luster is also relatively dead, in the clothes after repeatedly rubbing easy to have scratches and serious, there are some edges of the cut corner is also very hairy tie, this through the naked eye more comparative observation will have experience. And zipper or something, fade not fade, wear it to tie the flesh, beautiful appearance or not, whether the weight of the burden to wear, are the criteria for measurement.

Never seen high quality clothes will be in the accessories to substandard jerry-built materials. High-quality clothing usually comes with additional accessories such as buttons, in order to lose the replacement.

How to identify from the design approach   

In fact, for the design, the physical properties of the fabric affect the realization of the design, so we all look at its specific performance, and pay attention to the composition just because it has a decisive effect on the performance of the fabric.

Fabric is definitely only a part of the impact of the garment, there is no absolute good and absolute bad fabric, the final presentation of the whole is the most important.

The value of the garment can not be measured from a single fabric, such as the following picture of the designer to do tweed and silk splicing, then the two fabrics, even if the original are not very expensive, but together they are very expensive, because the physical properties of these two fabrics are very different, how to blend it may be a very high degree of learning and craft:.

Also, the effect of the shape of many fabrics and special processes cannot be achieved by natural fibers. Even the high-definition skirt, many are to add shaping factors, will use chemical fiber materials. Many difficult chemical fiber fabrics and processes simply not possible to achieve in the country, selling price seconds to kill ordinary silk and wool.
Finally, share the 17 tips of the senior craftsman to review the good and bad workmanship.
1. a good dress shape should be good, all the lines of the clothes should look smooth and natural.
2. collar folding to be exactly the same, can not have deformation condition.
3. clothes hanging when the sleeves are exactly the same, no front and back to eat uneven potential and other conditions.
4. all the stitching is neat, the stitches are even and straight, no skipped stitches, broken stitches, re-running stitches.
5. The hem of the garment, the hem of the skirt, the placket and the folded door are not separated or crossed.
6. all pleats are uniform, no obvious size.
7. the size and position of the pockets are uniform.  

8. whether the pattern of the garment fabric is neat.
9. whether the lining color and fabric match.
10. the lining and surface should be flat, no bulge, crease.
11. whether the stitching is firm.
12. whether the lining is exposed.
13. the general stitch length of finely crafted clothing is 3 cm 13-14 stitches.
14. fabric stitching warp and weft direction should be coordinated and natural.
15. look at the ironing effect of the garment, whether the luster is consistent, there is no ironing damage.
16. whether after the pre-washing process.
17. If it is a dress side seam with zipper, check that the shape of the waist is changed on both sides.
Pan Pan

Pan Pan

Hi, I'm Pan Pan, the founder of BoloTex , I've been running a factory in China that makes Print Fabric for 10 years now, and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge related to Fabric from a Chinese supplier's perspective.

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