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English Textiles / Clothing / Fashion Translation Glossary

English term English translation
300-thread count linens 300 threads per square inch
damage is caused to clothes ripped
"A-line", "H-line" and "Y-line" "A-line", "H-line" and "Y-line"
*S* of *T* Tour d'Argent
Entered by: MultiPro
...during the 1950s, when contemporary fashion was most heralded during the heyday of international fashion in the 1950's
alkali squeezing squeezing out the alkali (solution)
an edging on the buttoning part of a coat revers
Entered by: B D Finch
anti-it girl anti-fashion
back yoke with a cinch see below for explanation
beginning the origin
bod candy accessories
Entered by: Tony M
California casual summer casual
Charlie Chaplinesque banana-leg trousers wide-leg, baggy trousers
chassis sole or insole (removable part )
clever cohort clever team
Entered by: Tony M
cool hand the fabric breathes*
Crown panel fabric used for the part covering the head
cut out with parts cut away from
Darted Look fitted/contoured shape
diamond choker tightly fitting diamond necklace
distressed made to look old
everything in between everything else you can imagine in women's clothing
fabric brief fabric specifications
Fabric interest fabric enhanced/made more interesting
Entered by: Yvonne Gallagher
fashionings shapings
Entered by: Adriana Esposito
Floral Accessories Flowers: for your hair, dress, buttonholes - real ones or artificial
Gillette waistcoat
high-water flare pants pants with short flared legs
label Mabel woman who seeks out designer-label clothing etc.
Entered by: Tony M
liquid leather vinyl
manufacturing 150000 spindles of yarn and twisting 1000 tons of yarns as well manufacturing 150,000 spindles of yarn and twisting 1000 tons of yarn, as well
Entered by: airmailrpl
masters master dyes
Entered by: Erich Ekoputra
mastery vs artistry craftsmanship vs artistry?
Entered by: B D Finch
nipped-in made to fit tightly round the waist
outline shape / pattern / design / contour
Panama Suit a tropical (or summer) weight suit traditionally made of cotton or wool
pes/cotton polyester + cotton
Pin tuck narrow, sewn rows of fabric
Entered by: Iman Khaireddine
plum three-dimensional soft object (can be used as a pillow or ball)
posting (foam) block
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