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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style

by Judee Shipman



PACK SACK: Another word for backpack. 

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PAGRI: The word for turban in India

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PAINTED HEEL: A heel that is painted to match the upper part of the shoe.  

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PAITHANI: A type of sari made from very fine silk, named after the town where they are hand woven.  

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PAISLEY: An ornate, swirled teardrop design often used in quilts, curtains, shirts, sleepwear, and on high fashion runways, as shown below. 

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PAJAMAS: Primarily refers to sleepwear, but pajamas are occasionally worn as a streetwear fashion complete with fashion accessories. 

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PALATINE: A type of fur stole. 

Shown below, a Swansdown swan feather palatine stole, circa 1825. 

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PALAZZO PANTS: Light women's trousers with an extremely wide leg. 

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PALETTE: The set of colors and shades that comprise an ensemble. 

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PANAMA: A light wide-brimmed hat, originally from Ecuador, but often spotted among the fashion accessories of American celebrities. 

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PANNIER: A wide underskirt stretched over metal hoops to form a hoop skirt, a popular 18th century fashion. 

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PANNE: A lustrous fabric that gets its sheen from heavy roller pressure. 

Shown below, a panne cascade tie skirt. 

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PANTALOONS: A kind of baggy trousers gathered at the ankles, somewhat like harem pants. 

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PANTONE: An American corporation known for its color matching system, which applies to many industries, including fashion. 

Shown below, Pantone's fashion palette for the fall of 2017. 

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PARACHUTE DRESS: A dress with so much material in the skirt that it appears as if it could be used as a parachute. 

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PARASOL: A small, lightweight ladies' sun umbrella, sometimes made of paper. 

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PARIS FASHION WEEK: A world famous fashion event held each year in Paris, France. 

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PARKA: A heavy, hooded winter coat with closed cuff sleeves and a fur lining around the hood. 

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PASHMINA: Similar to cashmere, a fabric made from the soft hair of pashmina goats. 

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PATCHWORK: Assorted fabrics cut into geometric shapes, then sewn together as on big piece. The technique is most often used for making quilts, but other ideas are shown below. 

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PATKA: A small piece of cloth wrapped around the head. Primarily worn by Sikh boys and men. 

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PATTERN: A set of instructions and technical drawings that fashion designers use when making a garment. 

Shown below, a collection of costume sewing patterns. 

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PEACH SKIN: A soft, fuzzy fabric finish resulting from sanding or chemical application. 

Shown below, a pastel pink peach skin mini skirt. 

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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style


Chapter 1 

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  

Chapter 5  

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10 

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

Chapter 14 

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16 

Chapter 17 

Chapter 18  

Chapter 19

Chapter 20 

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22  

Chapter 23   

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  (You Are Here) 

Chapter 26

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  

Chapter 29  

Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33  

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35   

Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

Chapter 38  

Chapter 39  

Chapter 40

Chapter 41 


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Events That Happened On Christmas Day

Yule Log - Chapter One

Yule Log - Chapter Two

Yule Log - Chapter Three

Yule Log - Chapter Four

Yule Log - Chapter Five

Yule Log - Chapter Six

Yule Log - Chapter Seven

Yule Log - Chapter Eight

Yule Log - Chapter Nine

Yule Log - Chapter Ten


Crazy Horse Appearing - Introduction

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 1 

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 2

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 3

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 4

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 6

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 8

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 9

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 10

Crazy Horse Appearing - Appendixes


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