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Grain perfection is another factor which may deform the silhoutte of the garment. These factors must be given due considersation before cutting. 11.2 IMPORTANCE OF GRAIN: Grain refers to the direction of yarns in fabric. Woven fabrics are made up of lengthwise and crosswise yarns interlaced at right angles to each other. The lengthwise or warp yarns are usually heavier or strong and highly twisted yarns. The lengthwise direction of the cloth should hang straight down on the figure from the neck to the waist, from the armhole to the elbow, from the waistline to the bottom of the shirt. Grain is important in the small places as well as the main pieces of a garment. It is helpful to have a crosswise grain line drawn on such pattern pieces as sleeves, yokes and collars.
2. Design and use of the garment: When making a boys sports shirts, a strong seam like flat fell seam should be used. 3. Place where seam in used: Seams may be straight or curved depending upon the garment design. When joining curved edges, plain seam will give a better finish than any other type of seam. Some parts of the garment which may get stretched during body movement will have to be made with more durable seams.