| 3. The desired grain line is maintained. |
| 4. The stitching at the end of the pleat is secure. |
| 5. Tucks and pleats are flat and pressed in one direction or as designed, |
except released tucks and un-pressed pleats.
| 6. Tucks and pleats are free of pressed-in ridges from hidden edges and |
marks from basting and pins.
| 7. Tucks and pleats hang straight and even with adequate fullness. |
|UNDERLININGS - An underlining is an appropriate fabric cut to duplicate |
a garment section, applied to the wrong side of the fashion fabric and
handled as one during the construction of the garment. The primary purpose
of underlining is to give additional strength, support, and durability to the
outer fabric. It may be used to change the draping quality of the garment
fabric, or to lend opacity to sheer or lightweight fabrics, or to prevent
wrinkling. Loosely woven outer fabrics may be underlined to prevent
stretching or sagging.
| 1. The fashion fabric and the underlining fabric relate well - the garment |
is neither over - supported nor under-supported for the desired design
| 2. The fashion fabric and the underlining fabric are compatible as to |
color, care requirements, stretch, quality, and use.
| 3. When on the figure, the two layers of fabric fit smoothly and evenly, |
with no pulls or puckers.
| 4. The underlining is on the same grain as the garment fabric unless the |
design or the fabrics warrant bias.
|INTERFACINGS - An interfacing is a special type of fabric applied |
directly to the facing or to the fashion fabric of a garment to give it body and
| 1. The interfacing complements and reinforces the fashion fabric without |
| 2. Care requirements of the interfacing are compatible with those of the |
| 3. Interfacings have been properly preshrunk. |
| 4. Interfaced seams and darts are treated to reduce bulk. |
| 5. The interfacing does not show through to the right side of the |
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