1. Broadcloth: A medium weight fabric made of cotton or a cotton blend with characteristic crosswise ribs.
2. Brocade: A fabric type woven on a Jacquard loom which gives any design on the fabric a raised look.
3. Calfskin: Hide from a young cows that has been tanned and can be used for leather or fur.
4. Chamois Cloth: A soft fabric made of cotton which is either knitted or woven. It is made with a soft nap that is an imitation of sheepskin dyed in the chamois method.
5. Dobby Fabric: A fabric made with a pattern that repeats every 8 to 30 rows.
6. Pique: Embroidery that is worked on a firm fabric with white thread.
7. Needlepoint: An overall wool embroidery worked on an open canvas with yarn.
8. Faille Crepe: Fabric with a flat rib similar to faille but lightweight.
9. Aigrette: Extremely long, white feathers with a plume at the tip. It is taken from an egret (bird).
10. Lame: A fabric made with metallic yarns
I hope you enjoyed your monthly dose of fashion terms. Until next month.