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Fashion Details Notebook

Katrina Miranda Ballesteros

Fashion Details Notebook Blouses & Shirts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Swimwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Sweaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Lingerie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Coats & Jackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Dresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Sleeves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Skirts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Necklines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Pants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Collars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Shorts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Trims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Fabrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Closures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Blouses & Shirts


A short loose fitting jacket, typically bloused and finishing at the waist.

Button Front:

A garment with a collar, a full-length opening at the front from the collar to the hem.


A woman’s loosefitting undergarment for the upper body, typically held up by shoulder straps and having decorative trimming.


A part of a garment folded over to form a double thickness of material.


A fold stitched into cloth to shorten, decorate, or control fullness.


A shaped patter piece which forms a part of a garment, usually fitting around the neck and shoulders, or around the hips to provide support for looser parts of the garment, such as a gathered skirt or the body of a shirt.

Tank Top:

A sleeveless top.


A pull-over shirt that is defined by the T shape made with the body and sleeves. It is normally associated with short sleeves, a round neck line, and no collar. However, it may also include long sleeves, buttons, collars, or v-necks.


A loose heavy shirt, typically made of cotton, worn when exercising or as leisurewear.




A fabric of uneven yarn that A tufted velvety cord or has an uneven knobby effect. yarn, used for trimming furniture and making carpets or clothing.

Cable Knit:

Fair Isle:

A style of knitting A traditional multicolored in which textures of crossing layers are achieved by geometric designs used in woolen knitwear. permuting stitches.


Flame Stitch:

A bulky garment Also known with prominent cable patterns on the chest, often as “Bargello� (from the print being found on chairs in cream-colored the Bargello Palace in Florence, Italy) is a needlepoint embroidery stitch that forms a zig zag.


A type of knitwear or woolen fabric with small eyelet holes that creates a lacy effect.


A pattern in which vertical stripes of stockinette stitch alternate with vertical stripes of reverse stockinette stitch. These two types of stripes may be separated by other stripes in which knit and purl stitches alternate vertically, such plisse stripes add with and depth to ribbing but not more elasticity.

Coats & Jackets

Double Breasted: Eisenhower: Fastened by lapping on edge of the front well over the other usually with a double row of buttons.

A type of military uniform blouson, or shortened coat, terminating in a waistband.


A short jacket, usually leather, tightly gathered at the waist and cuffs by elasticized bands and typically having a zipper front.


A coat made of fur.


Denim Jacket:

Having a hood; a type A jacket of headgear that covers most of the head and neck made of denim; which gets its name from the French and sometimes the face. city of Nimes (de Nimes). Denim is a rugged cotton twill textile, in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the fabric, which distinguishes denim from cotton duck.


Made of two layers of cloth filled with padding held in place by lines of stitching.

Rain Slicker:

A waterproof or water-resistant coat worn to protect the body from rain.

Ski Jacket: worn while skiing.

A jacket to be


A raincoat made of waterproof heavy-duty cotton drill or poplin, wool gabardine, or leather. It generally has a removable insulated lining, and it is usually knee-length.


A long coat made from waterproofed or water-resistant fabric.


A textile fiber obtained from sheep and certain other animals, including cashmere from goats, mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, vicu単a, alpaca, camel from animals in the camel family, and angora from rabbits.

Wrap with Tie:

A jacket with a shawl or stole wrapped about the upper body with a tie closure.



A dress hanging straight from the shoulders and giving the figure a uniform shape, popular in the 1920s.


A collarless sleeveless dress. typically worn over a blouse.

Princess Line:

Visible seams which resemble an hourglass shape for a figure flattering look.


A dress with a seam at the waist, its bodice incorporating a collar and buttons in the style of a shirt.


A sleevelss dress.


A dress with a front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other and knotting the attached ties that wrap around the back at the waist, or fastening buttons. This forms a V-shaped neckline and hugs a woman’s curves.


A dress in which the two halves of the front cross diagonally.


A dress that is closely fitted, either around the neck and shoulders or at the hips, and from which an unfitted or gathered part of the garment is hung.



A skirt that is fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A.

Ball Gown:

A full-skirted gown reaching at least to the ankles, made of luxurious fabric, delicately and exotically trimmed.


A skirt cut in sections to make one or more circles witha hole for the waist, so the skirt is very full but hangs smoothly from the waist without darts, pleats, or gathers.


A skirt made of a straight length of fabric gathered at the waist.

Flounce or Ruffled Hem:

A wide ornamental strip of material gathered and sewn to a piece of fabric; a frill.


To draw into small folds or puckers, as by pulling a thread through cloth.


Peg Top:

The gored skirt is made of A skirt that is wide at several triangular pieces of fabric, known as “gores.� the hips then tapering off towards the ankle The gores of a skirt are smaller at the top of the waist and wider toward the bottom of the hemline. When these gores are stitched together, the skirt takes on an A-line shape that works well for most body types. This design allows for a flattering fit at the hips and ease of movement while walking.


A skirt with a slim fit through the hips and flares at the hem.


A skirt that has more fabric around the waistline and a close-fitting hemline.

Flat Pleats:

Parallel folds lifted from the surface of the fabric and laid down to the side. These include: knife pleats, box pleats, and set in pleats, all are secured with stitch at the top and released below.

Projecting Pleats: Folds lifted from the surface of the fabric and arranged so that they stand out from the fabric itself. These include: pinch pleats, organ pleats, and cartridge pleats.

Box Pleats

Knife Pleats Pinch Pleats

Accordion Pleats: Wrinkled Pleats: Pleats made by folding fabric alternately in and out creating projecting pleats. This is the kind of pleating used for smocking and can be performed by hand, or mechanically on a smocking pleater.

Consists of irregular ridges made by securing damp, bunched fabric and leaving it to dry. It includes broomstick pleating where the fabric is rolled around a cylinder, when unwrapped, the folds all lie in one direction. Contortion pleating is where the fabric is twisted into a rope, coiled and knotted. When dry the folds lie in all directions.

Crystal Pleats:

One of a series of fine, permanently pressed pleats of varying widths, usually in a sheer fabric.

Inverted Pleats:

A box pleat reversed so that the fullness is turned inward.

Wrap Around: A skirt that wraps around the waist.


A knee-length garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century.


Five Pocket:

The usual four pockets (2 front, 2 back) plus a coin pocket inside of the front right pocket

Capri / Cropped: A mid-calf pants worn in warm weather. Variants end below the knee and calf.


The turned-up fold at the bottom of a trouser leg.


Women’s knee-length trousers, cut with very full legs to resemble a skirt.



To draw into small Loose-fitting trousers folds or puckers, as by pulling a thread through cloth. gathered at the knee or calf.

Leggings: Tight fitting stretch pants.


A pant that has pleats around the waist to flatten the front.



Also called trainer A type close-fitting ladies’ pants, they are stretchy like normal pants and pull on pant that tapers at the ankle, similar to leggings, without opening at the sides. except that the material extends to a band, or strap, that is worn under the arch of the foot to hold the pant leg in place


A casual variety of soft trousers intended for comfort or athletic purposes.


An added section of fabric in the pants that enhances the fit. It is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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