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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style

by Judee Shipman



IAEDRYUN: A short jacket with ample embroidery, originally from western India. 

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IKAT: A manual weaving style that originated in Southeast Asia. It involves dyeing fibers before the fabric is manufactured. 

Shown below, ikat print outfits by Oscar de la Renta. 

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ILLUSION: A sheer silk or nylon netted fabric, typically used for bridal wear and skating costumes. 

Below, this model wears a wedding dress with an illusion neckline. 

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IMBERLINE: A woven fabric featuring colored stripes and gold thread, often used in curtains. 

Shown below, an 18th century imberline dress. 

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INDIGO: A synthetic, dark blueish fabric dye, originally derived from the indigo plant. 

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INGRAIN: Yarn that is spun from a combination of different fibers, resulting in irregular colors and textures. 

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INSEAM: The seam on the inner part of a pant leg, measured from the crotch to the hem. 

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INSERTED POCKET:  A pouch stitched inside the garment, and attached to a straight seam. 

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INTARSIA: A knit fabric with colorful geometric designs appearing on certain parts of the garment. 

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INTERFACING AND INTERLINING: The fabric used between the inner and outer layers of a garment, to enhance warmth, strength, shape, and/or appearance. 

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INTERLOCK: A double-face, closely knit rib fabric.

Shown below, an asymmetrical interlock dress. 

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IRIDESCENT: The quality of a fabric that changes color with different viewing angles. 

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IRISH LACE: Refers to any lace fabric made in Ireland. 

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IRISH LINEN: A fine fabric woven in Ireland from pure flax yarn. 

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IRREGULAR HEMLINE: A hemline measuring different lengths from the waistline. For instance, a dress can be shorter in the front and longer at the back. 

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ISIAGU: A dashiki-like pullover shirt with a particular fabric print pattern, worn by the Igbo people. Isiagu literally means "lion head." 

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ITALIAN HEEL: A type of long, thin high heel on certain women's shoes. Also known as a Stiletto heel. 

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IZAR: A type of drawstring trousers, typically worn by Muslim men. 

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IZOD: An American fashion brand. 

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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  (You Are Here) 

Chapter 18  

Chapter 19

Chapter 20 

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22  

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

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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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


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Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 4

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 6

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

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