(D2) Textile Glossary
drab a light olive brown. Any of
various cloths of a dull brown or gray color.
drawer [Plural] an article of clothing, as underwear, for
the lower body
dreadnought the cloth used for a dreadnought
garment, namely a warm garment of thick cloth. A warm garment of thick
dress an outer garment, as for a woman or girl, usually
consisting of a one-piece bodice and skirt
dressing gown a robe worn especially while dressing or resting
dress shirt a man's shirt especially for wear with evening
dress; broadly, a shirt suitable for wear with a necktie
dress uniform a uniform for formal wear.
drill a durable cotton twilled fabric.
Twill. Left-hand twill. From top left to lower right. L2/1
or L3/1. Closer, flatter wales that gabardine.
Medium weight and course yarns are used. Also made in some other weights.
Some left in the grey but can be bleached or dyed. When dyed a khaki
colour it is known by that name. (Another Definition
for Drill): A strong cotton material similar to denim
which has a diagonal 2x1 weave running upward to the left selvage.
Called Khaki when dyed that color. Used
for uniforms, shirts, work clothes, ticking.
drip-dry a drip-dry garment
drop stitch construction is generally
used on jersey and rib fabrics for either fabric design or for the separation
of rib fabric pieces. Used in knit shirts and dress fabrics.
drugget a wool or partly wool fabric formerly
used for clothing.
dry suit a close-fitting air-insulated waterproof suit for
DTM abbreviation for Dyed To Match. For example, on a spec sheet
it may indicate that the buttons are DTM buttons. This means the buttons
are to be dyed to match the ground color of the garment (or dyed to match
another color of the garment as specified).
an 8-12 shaft satin. It is a dress fabric. Very fine yarns are
used, particularly in the warp with more ends/inch than picks. The
material is string, has a high lustre, and texture, and it is firm. Usually
36" wide. Characterized by grainy twill on back.
duck generally made of Cotton;
originally made in linen. Also called canvas. Name originated
in 18th Century when canvas sails from Britain bare the trademark symbol
- a duck. Very closely woven and heavy. it is the most durable fabric
made. There are many kinds of duck but the heavier weighs are called
canvas. It may be unbleached, white, dyed, printed or painted.
Washable, many are water-proof and wind proof. Made in various weights.
duffel a coarse heavy woolen material with
a thick nap.
duffel coat a heavy usually woolen medium-length coat with
toggle fasteners and a hood
dun a variable color averaging a nearly
neutral slightly brownish dark gray.
dungaree a heavy coarse durable cotton
twill woven from colored yarns, specif. blue denim.
dupion (type of silk)
has a moderately crisp drape and falls into wide cones. Decorators
and designers love its quiet luster, lofty fullness and elegant feel. The
Indian Dupion has a particularly luminous quality and a great deal of body.
duster a lightweight overgarment to protect clothing from dust;
a dress-length housecoat
duvetyn a smooth lustrous velvety fabric.
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