Start challenging yourself to add a new detail or finish to some of the garments you sew. Have fun learning new techniques while you expand your sewing toolkit, and at the same time learn to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind garments for your wardrobe. Here are a few ideas to get you jump started!
Tailors pad stitch a jacket's lapel and undercollar to give them more firmness and to help them maintain their curvature. The line of stitching usually runs parallel the direction of the most important curve of the layers. For example, pad stitches in a suit's lapel run parallel to the lapel's roll line; pad stitches in the undercollar of a tailored jacket run parallel to the collar's back edge.