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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style

by Judee Shipman



POLO SHIRT: A casual, sporty cotton shirt with top buttons and a turn down collar. 

Shown below, an eclectic blend of polo shirts. 

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POLYESTER: A strong, synthetic, fast-drying, wrinkle-resistant, multi purpose textile used for all types of garments, and is a key element of fashion designer bags. 

Polyester blends well with many fibers, especially cotton. 

Shown below, this lady's little black polyester mini dress makes an elegant fashion statement. 

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POMPADOUR HEELA type of heel that, when viewed in profile, the front edge of the heel slopes slightly forward, while the rear edge has an hourglass curve. Also known as a Louis heel. 

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PONCHO: A warming, sleeveless outer garment pulled over the head like a sweater. 

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PONGEE: A nubbed, woven fabric used for dresses, blouses, and inner linings.  

Shown below, a gathered silk pongee V-neck blouse. 

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PONTE DI ROMA: A type of reversible knitted fabric, often used in garment manufacturing. 

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POODLE CLOTH: A fluffy cloth of thick knotted yarn, resembling the fur of a French poodle. 

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POODLE SKIRT: A mid calf length ladies' skirt (usually pink) with a poodle appliqué. This skirt style was virally popular in the 1950s. 

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POPCORN FABRIC: A knit or woven fabric that features irregular nubs suggesting popcorn.  

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POPLIN: A durable fabric with ribs that run crosswise. 

Shown below, a hi-lo button up poplin shirt. 

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PRADA: A famed maker of high end fashion designer bags. 

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PRE-SHRUNK: Fabric already shrunken during the manufacturing process, to reduce unwanted shrinkage later on. The term most often applies to tee shirts and other wash-and-wearables. 

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PRÊT-A-PORTER: Factory made, ready-to-wear garments. In other words, a wardrobe. 

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PRINCESS SEAMS: Tapered seams up the side of a garment to create a curvier, more tailored fit. 

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PRINT: A permanent design affixed onto fabric during the manufacturing process. 

Below, models wearing animal print fashions. 

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PRISM HEEL: A cone-shaped heel, such as the Givenchy design shown below. 

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PUCKER: A blistered or puffed appearance on the surface of a fabric. 

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PUFF SLEEVE: A roomy, lightweight, over wide sleeve closed tightly at the wrist, so the sleeve maintains a puffed appearance. 

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PULLOVER: A stretchy knit cotton sweater or dress that is worn by pulling it on over the head. 

Shown below, a little black pullover hoodie dress, ready when you are. 

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PUMPS: A simple ladies' heeled slip-on shoe style, closed at the back, front, and sides. 

Shown below, vegan leather nude pumps. 

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PURL STICTH: A type of stitch used in knitting to create a ribbed effect. 

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PUSH UP BRA: A support bra that pushes the breasts upward and inward, accentuating the cleavage. 

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PUSH UP JEANS: Jeans made with spandex to lift and shape the derriere. 

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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  

Chapter 26   

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  (You Are Here) 

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 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