The tailor’s dictionnary (D)

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The tailor’s dictionnary (D)

This series of posts is published with the courtesy of Scabal, Bespoken (Scabal’s magazine promoting a tailor-made lifestyle) and Alan Cannon Jones (Director for Menswear and Bespoke Tailoring at the London College of Fashion)

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DART

A wedge shape that’s removed from the surface area of a garment by stitching, or cutting and stitching.

DOMMETT

A variety of thin wadding

DOUBLE BREASTED

A jacket or coat with wrap-over fronts that has buttons and button-holes on each forepart.

DOUBLE FACED

A material that can be worn on either side.

DRAFT

A construction plan for a garment; body and garment measures on paper or card.

DRAPE

An adjective that describes the way cloth falls when hung. Draping quality varies with structure, composition and finish of the material.

DRAWING (in tailoring)

A stitch drawn to achieve gathering or gauging of material.

DRESS

To take out dress from men’s trousers is to cut a section from one side to make it fit in balance with the other.