Fashion Style Terminology

Us ‘Fashionistas’ and ‘Sewists’ take a lot of our fashion terminology for granted.  I remember when I taught high school Home Economics in the 90’s and even now at my Sunroom Sewing Studio…young gals do NOT automatically know these terms.  They won’t learn them unless we know them and share the knowledge.  Then again, perhaps they will if they cruise Pinterest like I do!  I’ve placed these for posting soon on my Pattern Smarts Pinterest Board.  You might want to considering clicking on  ‘follow me’ on Pinterest….. 

Here’s a refresher of styles and their names.  Spend some time with these graphics.  Here is a great place for a bunch of these graphics on one place.  If you’re like me, it will be walk back into the past pulling up memories of garments that you made or wore – A LONG LONG TIME AGO!

Comment below with what memories this might bring to the surface for you.

When I see Peter Pan Collars, I remember learning that underlining a batiste with a 2nd layer helped keep the seam allowance from showing through – WAY back when I was creating classic clothing for my little boy and girl.  Ahhh, another Blog Post idea…watch for it coming up!

 

Collar Styles

Collar Styles

Skirt Styles

Skirt Styles

Dress Styles

Dress Styles

Style Collection

Style Collection

 

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3 Responses

  1. I bought a dictionary of sewing terms for just this reason and keep it in my sewing room for easy reference – it really helps especially when I’m ordering patterns or needing to search through my other books for more instructions. Can’t recommend this more!

  2. Betty says:

    I think you forgot to put your links in. I can’t access any of them. Thanks

  3. Shamim says:

    Fashion style terminology post is informative and helpful.

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