Abraded Yarn: A continuous filament of man made yarn which has been rubbed to raise fuzz which increases bulk. Then the yarn is twisted into two-ply.
Two-ply yarn: A yarn made by combining two lightly twisted single yarns into one yarn. This makes the yarn stronger and durable.
Baby Bunting: An infant’s outdoor sack that has a zipper in front with a hood.
Barathea: A fabric with a pebbled texture that was originally done in silk. Generally used for ties it can now come in a variety of fabrics types.
Chemise: A linen garment worn next to the skin.
Crochet: A method of making a garment, lace or fabric with one hooked needle by machine or hand.
Down: Material used to pad winter jackets, coats, and blankets for warmth. Down is from the fluffy undercoat of geese and ducks.
Dummy: Called a dressmakers dummy, is a form of the human body on which cloth is draped before construction.
Gauze: A net like fabric used for costumes or trim and can be crinkled. Used for a variety of garment constructions. Made of a variety of fibers.
Lorgnette: A pair of eyeglasses attached to a handle used for seeing detail or distance.
Check out the blog next month for more fashion terms.