This is the first of a three-part series of papers reporting on the development of an objective method of selecting compatible fusible interlinings for different outer fabrics to achieve superior garment handle and drape in tailored garments. Part I reports on the experimental work that establishes the desirable range of mechanical properties of fused composites for the front parts of tailored jackets, excluding the lapels and collars. A control chart for the mechanical properties of fused composites for these garment parts is proposed for objectively evaluating the compatibility of the outer and fusible interlining fabrics. Part II studies the relationship between the mechanical properties of the fused composites and their constituent fabrics and fusible interlinings. Part III proposes a method of selecting compatible fusible interlinings based on FAST fabric objective measurement results.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Polymers and Plastics