“1. To quickly assess an item’s quality, hold the fabric up to a bright light…”The thicker the material, the higher the quality…”
—Alison Caporimo, “14 Expert Ways To Tell If Clothes Are Well-Made Or Super Cheap” Buzzfeed. May 16, 2016.
In short, check:
- Thickness, durability of material made of natural fibers.
- Hem allowance of one and a half inch or more.
- Stitching, French seams with patterns matching.
- Buttonholes and for liners, which are always a good indicator of quality.