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Cinderloop clothing for women is designed and sewn by Antoinette Indge in her studio in Lowell, MA.
Antoinette begins each new design by draping and pinning knit fabric on a dress form to create the initial shape. She carefully sources quality knits that work for each style.
Antoinette experiments with folding and stitching the fabric, creating details that help define the shape of the garment.
She then creates the pattern in paper, and grades into the different sizes. Making sure each style will fit well is an important part of the process.
Finally the pattern is ready, and she can start sewing!
Each customer fills out a style profile that includes measurements and fit information. There is a measuring guide and video to help the customer. The style profile should be filled out before ordering.
After the customer places an order Antoinette checks the fit of each piece based on the information in the style profile. If it is a good fit Antoinette makes and ships the order.
If it doesn't fit, Antoinette will contact the customer and offer a custom fit for a reasonable fee.
This way the customer gets a well-made piece of clothing that also fits well!
See the how to order page for an step-by-step guide.
Making each piece of Cinderloop clothing involves cutting out (with lovely Japanese scissors), and sewing on an industrial serger, a small domestic serger and one vintage Italian sewing machine.
Antoinette prefers to sew the pieces herself as the detail work is quite exacting. There are slight variations from piece to piece.
This creates a subtle vibrancy in the stitching that shows Antoinette's hand in each and every piece.
The size chart here is just a guide as the various styles will fit a range of sizes according to how fitted or loose they are.
The bust measurement is the most reliable constant as usually that is where clothes are most fitted.
Knit clothing stretches and drapes to varying degrees so that will also affect the sizing of each style.