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Measurements (men)

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...The collar is measured around the neck base where a shirt fits. The chest is a measure around the fullest part with the tape held close under the arms to ensure it is high up at the back and over the shoulder blades. The waist is measured...

Measurements (women)

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...The neck is measured around the largest part of neck. The bust is measured under the arms and around the fullest part of the chest. The natural waistline can be found by tying a string snugly around the waist and then reaching down the side...

Tailor’s Chalk

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A piece of hard chalk used by tailors to make temporary marks on fabric relating to the size of the client. Also known as French chalk, a tailor will chalk lines on to the cloth of a semi-made garment during a fitting in order to make...

Hem

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...The edge of a piece of cloth or garment folded up and sewn down in order to enclose the cut edge so that it cannot unravel. Hems can be hem stitched or blind stitched (which will not leave a visible line of stitches), or can be stitched...

Nape

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

Book chapter

...In shirtmaking, a measure of the back of the neck where it meets the shoulders.☛ see Measurements 162–163...

Placket

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Layers of fabric that cover an opening, typically found at the neck, waist or sleeve of a garment. Plackets may contain or hide fasteners and aid in their undoing. For example, pulling on a placket will undo the poppers it covers....

Pleats

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A fold of doubled fabric that is secured in place. A pleat is normally used to reduce a wide piece of fabric to a narrower size, such as in a skirt or trousers. Pleats may be made in different ways to create different effects.Knife...

Pockets

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

Book chapter

...Cargo pocketAn expandable pocket with side pleats that may or may not have a flap, such as the button-down flap in the illustration.Inside pocketThere are three types of inside pocket: a seam pocket that is sewn into a seam; a front hip...

Seam

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Running seamTwo pieces of fabric are joined together using a flat bed machine. These are commonly found inside a denim jacket. Pictured is a running seam with overlocked edging.French seamThe first stitch is applied to the right side...

Shank

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

Book chapter

...A loop of metal or other material on the reverse of a button that provides a means of sewing them to the fabric, in addition to creating space under the button for the fabric that is buttoned to sit.☛ see Button 60...