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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style

by Judee Shipman



PEASANT TOP: A roomy blouse with a low neckline, sometimes trimmed with ruffles.  

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PEDAL PUSHERS: Pants that are hemmed within a few inches of the knee. Also known as Capri pants. 

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PEDS: Very short socks of cotton or nylon, extending only over the toes and just above the heel. 

Peds are designed to be hidden inside a pair of shoes.

Be sure to pick up some peds next time you shop for wholesale fashion accessories. 

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PEEK-A-BOO: A garment with a cutout pattern that reveals either the skin or an undergarment.  

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PEEP TOE: A type of shoe with the upper cut away at the front, revealing some of the toes. 

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PENCIL SKIRT: A long, straight, narrow ladies' skirt with no flare at the hem. 

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PEPLUM: A short, skirt-like piece of fabric attached around the waistline of a garment, and overlaying the skirt. 

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PERCALE: A smooth, woven cotton fabric, nowadays used mainly for making sheets. 

Shown below, a 19th century percale cotton dress. 

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PERMANENT PRESS: Refers to any fabric that has undergone a particular chemical process designed to resist wrinkles. 

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PETER PAN COLLAR: A flat, round collar that fastens around the neck and rests upon the shoulders. 

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PETIA: An apron-like flap of fabric designed to partially cover a lady's stomach when she is wearing a choli

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PETITE OIE: A set of ribbons used as trim on some men's suits back in the 17th century. 

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PETIT POINT: Slanted, adjacent needlepoint stitches resulting in a solid background. Used for appliqu├ęs, pillow covers, and some fashion designs, such as the one shown below. 

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PETTICOAT: An underskirt traditionally decorated with a ruffle or lace edging. 

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PHULKARI: A style of Punjabi embroidery, typically seen on veils. 

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PICOT: A row of small loops sewn onto a hem for decorative effect. 

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PICOTAGE: A speckled effect porduced by light hitting the surface certain pile fabrics. 

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PILE: The extra yarn stuck to the surface of a fabric. A measure of the fabric's "fluffiness." 

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PILLING: Short, loose fibers entangled on the surface of fabric, creating unfashionable little balls of lint. A common problem with some textiles. 

Shown here, pilling-resistant acrylic spandex fabric. 

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PILLBOX HAT: A small, round, stiff hat with a flat top. 

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PIMA COTTON: Named after the Pima people, pima cotton is a soft fabric, similar to Egyptian cotton.  

Below, a pima cotton drape sweater completes this lady's street style look.  

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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  (You Are Here) 

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