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Fashion features in coats and suits may appear and disappear but qualities of good constructiondo not change. The well-made tailored garment includes two important components: intefacing to help shape and mold the garment; and tape to define edges.

Tailoring is the process using sewing and pressing techniques to mold the fabric, build shape into the garment, and define garment edges. As with any garment, pressing during the construction process is vital to help establish and maintain the desired effect. This extension circular discusses the basics of shaping a tailored garment.