mobcapa woman's fancy indoor cap made with a high full crown and often tied
under the chin
moccasin a soft leather heelless shoe or boot with the sole
brought up the sides of the foot and over the toes where it is joined with
a puckered seam to a U-shaped piece lying on top of the foot; a regular
shoe having a seam on the forepart of the vamp imitating the seam of a moccasin
mochaa dark chocolate-brown color.
a manufactured fiber in which the fiberforming substance is any long
chain synthetic polymer composed of less than 84% but at least 50% by weight
of acrylonitrile units. (-CH2CH[CN]-)x. Modacrylic fibers are made from
resins that are copolymers (combinations) of acrylonitrile and other materials,
such as vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride or vinyl bromide. Modacrylic
fibers are either dry spun or wet spun. Modacrylic Fiber have characteristics
of soft, resilien, easy to dye to bright shades, abrasion resistant, flame
resistant, quick drying, resistant to acids and alkalies, shape retentive.
It can be made to fabrics like fleece, knit-pile backing or nonwoven fabrics.
It is suitable for making garment like deep-pile coats, trims and linings,
simulated fur, wigs and hair pieces, children's sleepwear, career apparel.Fake Furs are often made out of this fiber.
of viscose. Modal fabric
has softness, good drape and
is comfortable for wearing
Modal fabric has
good moisture regain and air permeability which is often
considered better than cotton fabric, it is a
good material forexercise
clothing and health suit, which can serve to benefit
physiology circulation and health of the body.
Modal fabric has level up surface, fine and smooth
and velvet, which have the effect of natural silk. The
yarn has the character of high strength. The fabric has good softness
and brilliant luster. The effect of the finished Modal garment is
very good, and the form is steady. The garment maintains anti-crease
properties and has relatively easy care.
from the angora goat. Some has cotton warp and
mohair filling (sometimes called brilliantine). Imitation mohair
made from wool or a blend. Plain or twill or knitted.
Angora goat is one of the oldest animals known to man. It is 2 1/2
times as strong as wool. Goats are raised in S.Africa, Western Asia,
turkey, and neighboring countries. Some are in the U.S.A. Fabric
is smooth, glossy, and wiry. Has long wavy hair. Also
made in a pile fabric of cut and uncut loops similar to frieze with a cotton
and wool back and mohair pattern. - Similar to alpaca.
moir a fabric having a wavy watered appearance.
Fairly stiff with body in most cases. It is produced
by passing the fabric between engraved cylinders which press the design
into the material, causing the crushed and uncrushed parts to reflect the
light differently. The pattern is not permanent, except on acetate
moleskina heavy durable cotton fabric with a
short thick velvety nap on one side. A garment of moleskin, namely
a durable cotton with a velvety nap on one side [Usually used in plural]
monkey jacket mess jacket
monk's clotha coarse heavy fabric in 4
X 4 basket weave made originally of worsted and used for monk's habits,
but now chiefly of cotton or linen and used for draperies.
Quite heavy, due to construction. It is difficult to
sew or manipulate as the yarns have a tendency to slide, stretch and fray.
May sag in time depending on the compactness of the weave. It can
also be made in other basket weaves. Quite rough in texture.
montero a round hunter's cap with ear flaps
moquette an upholstery fabric having a velvety
moreen a strong fabric of wool, wool and
cotton, or cotton with a plain glossy or moir
mortar board an academic cap consisting of a closely fitting
headpiece with a broad flat projecting square top
moss crepe mossy
crepe or sand crepe (trade mark). Has a fine moss effect created
by plain weave or small Dobby. Made with a spun-rayon warp and a filament
rayon filling. T he two-ply warp yarn is very coarse and bulkier than the
filling. Mostly made in rayon and synthetics but some in silk.
moss green a variable color averaging a mod yellow-green.
mother hubbard a loose usually shapeless dress
motleya woolen fabric of mixed colors
made in England between the 14th and 17th centuries. A garment made
of motley fabric, namely a woolen fabric of mixed colors made in England
between the 14th and 17th centuries, especially the characteristic dress
of the professional fool
mousseline a fine sheer fabric (as of rayon)
that resembles muslin.
mousseline de soiea silk muslin having
a crisp finish. Sheer, open, and lightweight.
It is something like chiffon but with a crisp finish produced by sizing.
It does not wear well and it does not launder.
mousy grayish brown.
mozzetta a short cape with a small ornamental hood worn
over the rochet by Roman Catholic prelates
muff a warm tubular covering for the hands
mufflera scarf worn around the neck
mukluk a sealskin or reindeer-skin boot worn by Eskimos;
a boot often of duck with a soft leather sole and worn over several pairs
mulberrya dark purple or purplish black.
mule a shoe or slipper without quarter or heel strap [Compare
mulla soft fine sheer fabric of cotton,
silk, or rayon.
musette a small knapsack; also, a similar bag with one shoulder
strap [Called also musette bag]
muslina plain-woven sheer to coarse cotton fabric.
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