Monthly Archives: February 2014

Definitions of Fashion Terms

Basic Pattern, Sloper, Block Used interchangeably to mean a pattern that serves as a basis for other patterns. It is manipulated and traced, or copied and cut apart, observing specific rules, without changing the original fit of the pattern. Master
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Master Patterns

A Master Pattern is developed from a Basic Pattern for a frequently used style. For example, many skirt designs start with a skirt pattern that has 12 inches of flare pivoted into front as well as back. It would be
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The Learning Process for Pattern Drafting

With Garment Construction Learn pattern drafting by following this step-by-step guide that was student-tested. Most of those students mastered pattern making. They learned how to construct garments made from the patterns they drafted and stayed motivated by having new garments
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The drop shoulder yolk

The drop shoulder yolk is a good design with which to use a trimming material. Eyelet embroidery in combination with plain material makes simple but dressy blouse. Other combination may be worked out to suit the season and the individual
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The Dolman Sleeve

The Dolman-Front, Kimono-Back Blouse  Another variation in the blouse is the combination of kimono back with dolman front. The back of the blouse and sleeve are cut in one piece, then seamed from low arms circle to shoulder neckline. Novel
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