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Bespoke Professionals => Professional Tailors => Topic started by: JM MacLachlan on October 22, 2020, 01:56:19 AM

Title: Preferred Seam Allowances, Question for Book
Post by: JM MacLachlan on October 22, 2020, 01:56:19 AM
Hey all, so I'm coming down to the last wee bit of my book being finished.

So far, I have made all drafts with 1/4"( 7mm) seams however, I know the Rundschau mentions both 7mm and 1cm seams and Chaudhry does 3/8" (1cm) as well as other resources.

Would it behoove me to add at least one draft demonstrating the system with 1cm seams? I only ask as the distribution of measures needs to he taken into consideration and since this work is "international" and there are different standards. Or should I even bother as long as I give imperial/ metric considerations?


Title: Re: Preferred Seam Allowances, Question for Book
Post by: Schneiderfrei on October 22, 2020, 09:11:02 AM
It would probably help.  Even some professionals in metric measuring countries might baulk at the imperial terms.
Title: Re: Preferred Seam Allowances, Question for Book
Post by: JM MacLachlan on October 25, 2020, 03:04:58 PM
Well Im already doing it dual measure systems. I'm just not sure how common 1cm seams are or if even "standard".
Title: Re: Preferred Seam Allowances, Question for Book
Post by: Schneiderfrei on October 25, 2020, 09:35:50 PM
I am not a professional, but I have not heard of 1 cm seams being used in industry, rather for homesewers.  All the German ones I've encountered are 0.75 cm.  And I thought 1/4 inch for British seams.  I would be very happy to be corrected in this though.

G