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Posts for June 22nd 2011

FYI: Fabric & Fashion

By Silhouettes · June 22, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Do you know what your clothes are made of? I don’t, not usually. Sometimes I check the tags or whatever, and I can recognize things like linen or spandex…but normally? I just assume everything’s a cotton-poly-rayon blend.

But there is value in learning exactly what fabrics feel like or look like, especially if you are buying things online. When the description says the fabric is “georgette”, do you know what that is? It’s some pretty valuable info!

And while you can see pictures of cut and shape and all that, do you know what terms like “duster” or “natural waist” refer to? Also valuable when you’re trying to find clothes online. If you know what the words in the description mean, you’re much more likely to have success in ordering.

There’s a handy glossary of all kinds of terms here. You should check it out, especially if you’ve ever wondered what “poplin” is or if you need a refresher on something like “voile.” I learned a ton just skimming through it!

Tagged with: Voile, fabric, Georgette, Fashion


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