Initial first steps of jacket design
Manufacturers usually take the initial step of getting a designer to create a rough draft of a jacket, then when this has been cleared the final design is then created and passed to the garment manufacturer. From there the first steps are taken into making it a physical object. The process involves the laying out and cutting of the material, this is the main body of the jacket that is first created. All other parts are then created further down the line and added to the main body when needed. All this takes place on a table big enough to hold the material, and then the pattern is drawn out onto the material being used.
The parts that have all been created by the tailor, or manufacturer, are then stitched together to form the jacket. This usually entails stitching the back to the front of jacket, then all subsequent parts are added to the main body, such as the collar, arms and cuffs. All threading is normally checked to a manufacturers industry unless it is a bespoke jacket design, if threading is found to be out of place or not applied correctly then the opportunity to do so will be taken.
Other additions such as open end zips or buttons
The final stage is adding the final parts to the jacket, like applying the lining to the interior of the jacket, attaching open end zips and buttons. Wrist straps and belts maybe added at this point if it is part of the design. The end to this process is usually testing the stress of the jacket by washing and wringing a few times to ensure they have been made a good standard. After this they are then delivered to the client or shop to then be sold or worn out in public.