fashions that accommodate our lifestyles. Today's life styles have
created a demand for more comfortable care-free style of clothing.
As a dress maker, you should familiarize yourself with current fashion
trends. Keep yourself up to date with the latest styles, fabrics,
trims, colors, and patterns.
A-line - A
garment with sloping sides, the widest part being at the hemline.
A matching apron-like flap on the front of the dress or skirt.
- Tight fitting trousers that flare out below the knee, similar to manner
of the trouser worn by-sailors.
A straight sleeve flaring out at the bottom hem line.
Bikini - A two piece
Cap Sleeve -
Extension of shoulder and upper armhole to cover just the top of the arm.
Cowl - A
neckline cut on the bias, which drop into a soft "U" on the front of the
Culottes - A
combination of dress or skirt and shorts, often with center front and
center back pleat to hide the crotch seam.
- A jacket or coat with a wide overlap from one breast to the other.
Generally fastened with a double row of buttons.
A style with no waistline, but with a seam placed higher, under the bust.
This type of fashion was developed in France when Napoleon was emperor and
soon spread to western countries.
Halter - A
garment, usually a dress or top. with no sleeves, and the bodice being
supported by a fabric band passing around to the back of the neck.
Skirts or pants that starts at the hips instead of the waist.
Mini skirt -
A very short skirt which originated in the 1960's in England.
A large loose blouse reaching the hips and not tucked in the waistband.
Seams running from shoulder to hem with no break at the waist.
A full sleeve that is gathered at the shoulder seam.
Sarong - A
long cotton or silk fabric skirt that is wrapped around the waist and
tied. Often worn as a bathing suit cover-up.
Tunic - An
over garment worn with, and slightly shorter than, a straight skirt.
A high, rolled collar, usually made with knit stretch fabric.
Yoke - A
separately made shoulder piece of bodice, or a separate top piece of a top