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This NebGuide describes methods for shaping and attaching the under and uppercollar units to facilitate achieving a professional tailored look.

Tailoring is the process of using sewing and pressing techniques to mold and build shape into the garment fabric, define the garment edges and reduce bulk. Tailoring no longer means hours of hand sewing and pad stitching. Today, fusible interfacings and the use of the sewing machine can give similar results formerly obtained only through endless patience and determination.

Tailoring is easier today because pattern styles, fashions, fabrics and sewing products have changed all for the better. A source of satisfaction is gained by tailoring your own garment and knowing you have saved a great deal of money.