The beauty of handmade clothing is that it is made one piece at a time. One of the keys to creating clothing that will be well-loved is to ensure that it fits well. five8ths clothing is made to order, and made to fit
. Making a shirt with a particular person in mind is so much more gratifying than working on standard sizes (for unknown people), because I know from experience how wonderful it's going to feel when that person puts on something that fits well. When clothing hits just right in all the right places---it's that feeling of resonance like the perfect blending of two sounds...harmony. And then that harmony might inspire a spring in the step or affect the way we move, and on and on.
A recent customer ordered a
, made-to-size for her friend who is thin and 6'3”. His chest/neck sizes corresponded well to a standard size, but he needed 37”
sleeves and a longer waist-length to accommodate his height.
|I cut the standard-sized pattern at the natural waist and added 2" there to accommodate his height|
|I added enough extra length to the sleeve pattern to create 37" sleeves|
|The finished semi-custom Shacket|