Following on from the last episode "Padding the Chest" demonstrates the hand padding of the haircloth and domette. The fullness basted into the chest piece is now distributed using the padding stitch. Depending on how constructed the tailor wants the chest piece is governed by the length of the stitch and distance between the rows. Long loose stitches make for a soft chest whereas finely stitched canvas like the one demonstrated give a more structured chest with a soft feel.

Using a light weight canvas and haircloth like the one shown makes a lighter weight garment. Most Savile row tailors will match the weight of canvas to the cloth used. Tropical weight canvas for tropical wools, and overcoat canvas for overcoat, heavy canvasses have a much stiffer feel and gives a structured feel.

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