|HEMS AND HEM TREATMENTS - A variety of methods is used to |
finish the lower raw edge of a garment.
| 1. The hemline of the garment appears parallel to the floor during wear, |
unless the garment design indicates an uneven hemline.
| 2. The hem is even in depth and appropriate for the weight of the fabric |
and the style of the garment.
| 3. The hem is flat and smooth, with no pulling, rippling, or puckering. |
| 4. The hem type is appropriate for the garment's fabric, quality and style. |
| 5. The hem finish is appropriate for the garment's fabric, quality and the |
type of hem.
| 6. The stitch which attaches the hem is appropriate for the garment's |
fabric, quality and style. Thread color matches the garment, and is not
visible on outside of the garment.
| 7. Excess bulk has been eliminated from the hem area, i.e. fullness is |
reduced, and enclosed seams are pressed open and graded.
| 8. Topstitched hems are evenly stitched with the appropriate thread and |
| 9. Blind stitching, fusing, and gluing (leather) are inconspicuous on the |
right side of the garment.
| 10. Hems at the garment's opening(s) and vents are covered by the facing. |
| 11. Hems in linings do not hang below the outer garment. |
| 12. The stitch which attaches the hem in pleated hems catches the pleat |
|DECORATIVE DETAIL - The trim enhances the garment or makes it |
unusual in some way, without overpowering the garment's design.
|Soft Trims - Soft trims include items such as lace, braid, ribbon, piping, |
and bias binding.
| 1. The trim is suitable to the garment fabric's weight, design, and care|
| 2. The trim is securely attached to the garment. |
| 3. The trim is attached in an inconspicuous manner, unless the method of |
attachment constitutes part of the decorative effect flexible trim is
used on curved areas and applied without stretching or puckering of
the trim or the garment.
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