Monthly Archives: March 2010

Unitard Overview, Information and Uses

Mar 31, 2010 |

Unitard A unitard is a skin-tight one-piece garment with long legs and sometimes long sleeves, usually stopping at the wrists and ankles. Unitard differs from a leotard in that a leotard does not have long legs. It can be considered to be a combination of a leotard and tights. It should not be confused with […more]

Grommet, What are Grommets and Uses

Mar 29, 2010 |

Grommet A grommet is a ring inserted into a hole through thin material, such as fabric. It is generally flared or collared on each side to keep them in place, and are often made of metal, plastic, or rubber. They may be used to prevent tearing or abrasion of the pierced material, to cover sharp […more]

Waistline Overview, Information, Types and Uses

Mar 27, 2010 |

Waistline The waistline is the line of demarcation between the upper and lower portions of a garment, which notionally corresponds to the natural waist but may vary with fashion from just below the bust to below the hips. The waistline of a garment is often used to accentuate different features. It is also important as […more]

Viscose Rayon Overview and Information

Mar 27, 2010 |

Viscose Rayon Viscose Rayon is a soft man-made fiber commonly used in dresses, linings, shirts, shorts, coats, jackets, and other outer wear. It is also used in industrial yarns (Tyre cord), upholstery and carpets. Viscose rayon is a fiber made from regenerated wood cellulose. Viscose rayon is structurally similar to cotton, which is almost pure […more]

Bayeux Tapestry Facts Overview and Information

Mar 27, 2010 |

Bayeux Tapestry The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth—not an actual tapestry—nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long. It is embroidered in wool yarn on a tabby-woven linen ground 68.38 metres long and 0.5 metres wide (224.3 ft × 1.6 ft) and using two methods of stitching: outline or stem stitch for lettering and the outlines […more]

Sailor Suit Overview, Information and Uses

Mar 27, 2010 |

Sailor Suit A sailor suit is a uniform traditionally worn by enlisted seamen in the navy, and other government funded sea services. It later developed into a popular clothing style for children. In the Royal Navy, the sailor suit or naval rig is known as Number One uniform and is worn by Able Rates and […more]

Ribbing Overview and Knit Ribbing Uses

Mar 27, 2010 |

Ribbing In knitting, ribbing is 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 width and depth to ribbing but not more elasticity. The […more]

Placket Overview, Information and Uses

Mar 27, 2010 |

Placket A placket is an opening in the upper part of trousers or skirts, or at the neck or sleeve of a garment. It is almost always used to allow clothing to be put on or removed easily, but are sometimes used purely as a design element. Modern placket often contain fabric facings or attached […more]

Osnaburg Cloth Overview, Information and Uses

Mar 27, 2010 |

Osnaburg Osnaburg was a coarse type of plain textile fabric, named for the city of Osnabruck. Originally made from flax yarns, Osnaburg has been made from either flax, tow or jute yarns, sometimes flax or tow warp with mixed or jute weft, and often entirely of jute. The finer and better qualities form a kind […more]

Lapel Overview, Notched Lapel, Shawl Lapel

Mar 27, 2010 |

Lapel Lapel is the folded flaps of cloth on the front of a jacket or coat, and are most commonly found on formal clothing and suit jackets. Usually they are formed by folding over the front edges of the jacket or coat and sewing them to the collar, an extra piece of fabric around the […more]