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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style

by Judee Shipman



M65 JACKET: A military style jacket with outer flap pockets, and a built-in hood that rolls up into a pouch at the back of the neck. 

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MACHINE WASHABLE: Refers to any garment or fabric that can safely be washed in a standard, domestic washing machine, such as the runway fashions shown below. 

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MACKINTOSH: A type of rubberized raincoat, also known as a Mac

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MADAMOISELLE: A once popular glossy American fashion magazine that published its first issue in 1935, and its final issue in 2001. 

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MADAPOLAM: A type of soft cotton fabric, typically used for women's apparel. 

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MADRAS: A handmade Indian cotton fabric with bright, bold patterns. 

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MAILLOT: A ladies' one-piece swimsuit.  

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MAJULUQ: A false design element intended solely to prevent plagiarism.

Pronounced "Made you look."  

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MALINE: A hexagonal netting somewhat like tulle. Most often used to make veils and trim. 

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MAN BAG: A rectangular carry bag for men, usually featuring a single shoulder strap. 

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MANDARIN COLLAR: A type of collar that is short and stands up. 

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MANTEAU: A cape-like outer garment that was popular in the 18th century. 

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MARBLE CLOTH: A fabric with a marbled appearance, which was originally made from a natural silk-wool blend, but is nowadays made from synthetic fibers.  

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MARL: To run two different colors or lusters together as one in a single sheet of fabric. 

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MARLBOROUGH BUCKET BOOT: A high riding boot with a higher heel than a jackboot. Sometimes worn as fashion footwear. 

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MAROCAIN: A woven crepe fabric with wavy ribbing, often used in women's wear fashion. 

Shown below, an orange silk marocain crepe dress designed by Max Mara. 

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MARQUISETTE: A fine, sheer mesh fabric normally used for making drapes, mosquito netting, and the decorative trim on some fashion footwear. 

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MARY JANE: A style of ladies' fashion footwear featuring a strap that runs horizontally across the instep. 

Mary Jane shoes typically close with a buckle that looks like a tiny belt. 

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MASHRU: A woven silk and cotton blend fabric, traditionally used for Muslim men's garments, but now used by fashion designers worldwide. 

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MASK: A decorative fashion piece that fits on the face, concealing the identity of the wearer either partially or completely.  

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MATELASSÉ: A woven French fabric often used for upholstery and curtains, but sometimes for apparel, fashion footwear, and accessories. 

Shown below, a convertible matelassé velvet belt bag. 

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MATT: A dull finish on a fabric. Matt is basically the opposite of sheen

Shown below, a matt lycra fabric sample. 

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MATTE JERSEY: A soft, lightweight elastic fabric of rayon or blended silk. 

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MAXI: A floor-length or ankle-length ladies' dress. 

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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  (You Are Here) 

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 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


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