Tailor Made or Custom
Garments made by a person who has knowledge about construction and
sews for payment is rightly called as tailor made. Generally the garment is
made according to taste and preferences of the individual who is going to wear
it. The tailor-made is the opposite of ready- to-wear; it is the realization of
a garment according to the morphology and desires of the customer.
English tailoring history dates from the Norman Conquest, at which
a more elaborate style of dress was introduced than that to which the
simple-living Saxon had been accustomed. In the year 1100, Henry I confirmed
the royal rights and privileges to the merchants of Oxford, and by the year
1300 English tailoring had developed to a high degree of craftsmanship. It was
in the fourteenth century that the button was devised and this made possible a
closer fitting garment. In the same period, dress began to increase in
sumptuousness and extravagance, reaching its height in the sixteenth century,
and then declining until the industrialism of the nineteenth century. Prior to
1850 all garments were made entirely by hand, but with the introduction of the
sewing machine the development of machine-made garments became possible.
The garments which are constructed with the help of a tailor based
on requirement are known as tailor made garments. A tailor is a person who makes
garments, repairs or alters clothing up to the satisfaction of the customers. A
skilled tailor can make simple clothing from available common fabric material
but with time and practice they can learn to create garments of great quality
and beauty. A tailor progresses and becomes more skilled as they are able to
design beautiful clothing and accessories to compliment every kind of adventure
sewing professional work inside the home or out of their home and may work part
time or full time. The garments could be constructed at home or with the help
of tailors efficiently.
Economical way of garment making
Proper fit can be obtained
This method helps customer to select unique style
Time saving when compared to home-made garments
Since skilled tailors work on garment making, the finished garment
gives neat appearances.
Delay in deliver of garments especially during festival seasons.
Need to depend on tailors for alterations.
Time consuming when compared to readymade.
Minimum styles are available for designing.
Expensive as they are designed and constructed for single person.