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Article: Going Against The Grain

Going Against The Grain

Richard James

Shown here is a marked out pattern for a sleeve, which our Head Cutter Ben Clarke is working on.
The challenge is to accommodate the client’s difficulty with shoulder movement which, he says, makes putting on a jacket quite awkward.
Rising to the occasion, Ben made a pattern to enable him to cut the sleeve ‘on the bias’ – going slightly against the grain of the cloth – as opposed to the standard way (the straighter markings for which can be faintly seen). The ‘bias cut’ sleeve will allow the fabric to stretch more, making it easier for the client to slip on the jacket.
It’s all about accommodating the individual at Richard James Bespoke. 
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