Toile: An early version of a finished garment made up in cheap material so that the design can be tested and perfected.
Toilery: A place for the creation and sale of toiles.
Toilery will not open for business until we can find the time to do it properly
We have perfected a method of producing toiles on a light, stable fabric which can be cut out and sewed together. The toile can then be manipulated to adjust darts and stitch lines, it can even then be disassembled and used as the pattern piece for cutting the final fabric for the garment.
As can be seen from the illustration (left), all of the pieces that would usually be placed on a fold in the fabric are doubled, flipped and placed next to each other to form the complete piece.
Please contact us to discuss toiles for your patterns.