Many occupations, schools and team sports involve the use of uniforms.
Uniforms are typically worn when a particular group of individuals is identified as being part of a larger, collective group, such as the case with school uniforms and sports team uniforms. Other uniforms are worn to distinguish an individual in a position of authority, such as a police officer, doctor or nurse. Still other forms of uniform are worn to protect regular clothing in a potentially messy line of work, such as auto mechanic, butcher or cook. Creating your own uniforms gives you the opportunity to make unique, comfortable and practical pieces of clothing. TANK & TEE FOR PET
Make a list of the features you want your uniforms to have. Consider the climate conditions in which the uniforms will be worn, the requirements for freedom of movement and the need for pockets or places to secure badges, logos or name tags.
Select the types of fabrics the uniforms are to be made from. Take into consideration the ease of cleaning and pressing and the conditions the uniform will be subjected to. Cotton or cotton blend materials breathe, wick away moisture and are easy to clean but typically require pressing; polyester blends tend to trap heat and moisture but are easy to clean and require little or no pressing; and heavier materials such as canvas or linen hold up well to extreme conditions but are often stiff and limit movement. CLASS SHIRT
Choose the colors of the uniform. A sports team or school may have established color schemes you’ll want to abide by. If you have free range in selecting a color palate, consider something neutral, such as tan, black or navy.
Draft a basic design of how you want the uniform to look, including placement of zippers, buttons, cuffs, lapels, pockets and placement of screen printing or logos. You can do this freehand or employ a computer-aided drafting program to assist you.
Hire a reputable garment manufacturing company for large-scale uniform production, or a seamstress for small-scale production. Micro production can be done by yourself or by other individuals with sewing skills. Provide the sketch and details of the uniform and ask for the creation of a prototype. APRON FOR HOTEL
Have a volunteer wear the uniform prototype for an entire day, and where possible, perform duties or tasks that would typically be done by the people wearing the uniforms. Ask for a detailed accounting of what was comfortable or uncomfortable about the uniform and what, if any, features should be added or removed.
Wash or dry clean the uniform to assess how well the fabric holds up to cleaning.
Make recommendations to the seamstress as to changes that need to be made and make arrangements for a full production order. TUNIC WITH COLLAR