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a brilliant yellowish green.
pareu a wraparound
skirt usually made from a rectangular piece of printed cloth and worn by
men and women throughout Polynesia; the Tahitian equivalent of the Samoan
parfleche a case
or robe made of parfleche, namely rawhide with hair removed by soaking in
water and lye
parka a hooded
fur pullover garment for arctic wear; a usually lined fabric outerwear pullover
partlet a 16th
century chemisette with a band or collar
the Persian name for the softest, warmest, and most delicate
type of wool is popularly known as Cashmere in the west. Actually Cashmere
is the modern interpretation of pashmina wool. Pashmina comes from the goat
Capre Hircus which thrive best in the heights of 14000 16000 to of Himalayan
ranges of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, Tibet and Mongolia. Majority of
the pashmina shawls are made in the Kathmandu valley the capital city of
Nepal. This goat hair is blessed with extreme softness and insulation capacity.
It is only 12-14 microns thick and is spun and then blended with the silk
to give it a versatile look and strength. Hand woven Pashmina shawls blended
with the silk has become the darling of the western fashion for its finest
touch and elegance. This elegant blend of goat hair and silk is an unmatched
fabric all over the world. Pashmina is a luxurious mix of soft Pashmina
wool which is first spun and then hand woven over silk and is transformed
into various end uses such as fabrics, shawls, stoles etc. shawls is generally
36 inches wide and 80 inches in length. The smaller one is called stole
which is 28 inches to 80 inches. After being taken out of the looms according
to the sizes required these fabrics are washed and are finally fringed with
twisted silk tassels to make them into shawls, stoles, scarves. The most
common blend contains 70% pashmina and 30% silk. There are also 60:40, 80:20
quality and 100% ones. Pashmina is the perfect accessory for any outfit
and for any occasion.
patten a clog,
sandal, or overshoe often with a wooden sole or metal device to elevate
the foot and increase the wearer's height or aid in walking in mud
pattern an outline of a garment on paper.
It embodies usually all the pieces necessary to cut a complete garment from
makers take an existing sketch and create
a 2-dimensional paper pattern. This pattern is used to cut pieces from cloth
that will be sewn into a garment or other products.
pauldron a piece
of plate armor to protect the shoulder
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a moderate greenish blue.
a moderate yellow-green.
a variable color averaging a moderate yellowish pink.
pea jacket a
heavy woolen double-breasted jacket originally worn by sailors [Also called,
a nearly neutral slightly bluish medium gray.
a yellowish to light gray; a pale blue.
peau de soie
soft, satin-face, good quality cloth. It has a dull lustre.
Has a grainy appearance, and is a characteristic in the cloth which may
have a single or double face construction. Fine close ribs are seen
in the filling direction. With the best grades, the fabric can be
used on either side. Lower qualities are finished on one side only.
Name means "skin of silk". Some cloth sold as peau de soie
is really a delustered satin. It doesn't have the grainy appearance.
Because of crosswise rib, fabric difficult to ease. Also sold as "delustered
pebble effect fabric with a rough, granite-like,
irregular or pebble effect on the face of the fabric. Most often, the fabric
is some type of crepe fabric.
women's and girls' calf-length trousers
peep-toe pump a type of shoe.
The peep-teo is a subtle variation of the everyday pump with a cutaway at
the front that reveals the toes.
peg top peg trousers
peignoir a woman's
loose negligee or dressing gown
pelerine a woman's
narrow cape made of fabric or fur and usually with long ends hanging down
pelisse a long
cloak or coat made of fur or lined or trimmed with fur; a woman's loose
lightweight cloak with wide collar and fur trimming
pencil skirt is a slim-fitting skirt with a
straight, narrow cut. Generally the hem falls to, or just below, the
knee and is tailored for a close fit. It is named for its shape: long
and slim like a pencil. View a
pencil skirt to see what it looks like on the Fashion Blog.
peplos a garment
worn like a shawl by women of ancient Greece
overskirt section attached to waistline of a blouse, jacket, or dress.
Peplum originates in the Greek word for 'tunic'.
a fine closely woven cotton cloth variously finished for clothing, sheeting,
and industrial uses. Medium weight, firm, smooth, with no gloss. Warps
and washes very well. Made from both carded and combed yarns. Comes
white or can be printed. Percale sheeting is the finest sheeting available,
made of combed yarns and has a count of 200 - carded percale sheeting has
a count of 180. It has a soft, silk-like feel. T he thread count ranges
usually from 180-100. First made by Wamsutta Mills.
a lightweight cotton fabric, especially a glossy fabric used for book bindings.
perching examining fabric for any kind of
defect / blemish while it is being run over a roller. All imperfections
marked; generally marked with chalk. This is not really part
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a light purplish blue (also called periwinkle blue).
permanent press describes a garment which will
retain its shape throughout the life of the garment. Features include sharp
creases, flat seams, smooth surfaces, and seems which are free from puckering.
of a dark grayish blue resembling indigo.
a thin soft silk formerly used especially for linings.
peruke wig, specifically
one of a type popular from the 17th to the early 19th century
petasos a broad-brimmed low-crowned hat worn by ancient
Greeks and Romans, e. g., the winged hat of Hermes
peter pan collar a usually small flat close-fitting
collar with rounded ends that meet in front
PETG Shrinkable Film This is a form of shrink
wrap for packaging purposes. Purposes：Served as the
packing Shrinkable Film of paper-made boxes (cases), plastic bottles, toys,
hardware, vitreous bottles, steel jars. Characteristics：Clear-cut
and transparent, of high quality, sweat-proof and does
not crack easily, in conformity to the request of the environmental
protection, and more beautiful assisted by printing.
petit point embroidery made with a tent
a skirt worn by women, girls, or young children as an outer skirt, a
fancy skirt made to show below a draped-up overskirt, or an underskirt usually
a little shorter than outer clothing and often made with a ruffled, pleated,
or lace edge; a garment characteristic or typical of women
pewter a bluish gray. Pewter
is also a form of metal, but that is not important to us. That definition
has nothing to do with apparel, color or textiles.
phosphorescent (Glow in the Dark)
specialty ink that illuminates in darkness.
Generally, with a greenish glow effect.
However, additional colors are available.
ink that makes designs almost colorless when viewed indoors, but acquire
a bright color when viewed outside or under a source of intense light.
phylactery either of two small square leather boxes containing
slips inscribed with scriptural passages and traditionally worn on the left
arm and on the head by Jewish men during morning weekday prayers
piceous of, relating to, or resembling
pitch, especially glossy brownish black in color.
pick a filling thread or yarn that runs crosswise (horizontally)
in woven goods. The pick interlaces with the warp to form a woven cloth.
picture hat a woman's dressy hat with a broad brim
pileus [Latin] a pointed or close-fitting cap worn by ancient
pillbox a small round hat without a brim, specifically a woman's
shallow hat with a flat crown and straight sides
pilling formation of little balls of fibers (pills) on the surface
of a fabric. Caused by abrasion in wear. Pilling is often found when producing
flannel. Better quality, has less pilling.
pillor lace being worked over a pillow on which the pattern is
marked. Lace made with a bobbin.
pillow lace lace made with a bobbin.
pima cotton a cotton that produces fiber
of exceptional strength and firmness and that was developed in the southwestern
U. S. by selection and breeding of Egyptian cottons. An excellent
long staple variety grown in Arizona , New Mexico, Texas and California.
It is a cross between Sea Island Cotton and Egyptian Cotton with fiber length
averaging 1 1/2". The "SuPima" certification mark is used
only when the product is made entirely from Southwestern extra-long staple
cotton grown by members of the SuPima Association of America.
like a needle but without
the eye, it has a circle top
pin check, pinhead, pick and pick
worsted, also made in cotton and rayon.
Twill. A minute check effect caused by a combination of weave and
color. It has the appearance of tiny white dots repeating in rows,
vertically, and horizontally. Holds a sharp crease, tailors and wears exceptionally
well. In time, it is inclined to shine with wear. Men's suits,
women's tailored suits and skirts. In cotton, it usually has a white dot
on a blue ground and it is used for work clothes.
a cloth a lustrous transparent cloth of Phillipine origin
that is woven of silky pineapple fibers.
pinafore a sleeveless usually low-necked garment fastened in the
back and worn as an apron or dress
pink of a group of colors bluish red to
red in hue, of medium to high lightness, and of low to moderate saturation.
A fox hunter's coat of a scarlet color distinctive of this sport and called
method of adorning dress by decorative perforating fabric with tiny slits.
In use from mid 16th century until 1630s.
shears scissors that are used for cutting fabric. The blades
of which are saw-toothed instead of straight.
Learn more from the Wikipedia definition of pinking shears.
pinkish somewhat pink.
pinner a woman's cap with long lappets worn in the 17th and 18th
pinny pinafore [Usually a child's term]
pinstripe a suit with pinstripes, namely a very thin stripe especially
on a fabric [Often used in plural]. A pattern
of very thin stripes running in parallel found in cloth is also called pin
stripes. Although found mostly in men's suits, any type of fabric can be
piping a narrow tube of fabric, sometimes enclosing
a cord, used for trimming seams and edges, as of slipcovers or suits.
piping cuff a narrow tube of fabric enclosing a sleeve.
durable ribbed clothing fabric of cotton, rayon, or
silk. Lengthwise rib, English crosswise rib or cord
weave. Originally was a crosswise rib but now mostly a lenghtwise
rib and the same as bedford cord. Ribs are often filled to give a
more pronounced wale (cord weave). Comes in medium to heavy
weights. It is generally made of combed face yarns and carded stuffer
yarns. It is durable and launders well. Wrinkles badly unless given
a wrinkle-free finish. Also comes in different patterns besides wales.
The small figured motifs are called cloque. Some of the patterns are
birdseye (small diamond), waffle (small squares), honeycomb (like the design
on honeycomb honey). When the fabric begins to wear out it tends to wear
at the corded areas first.
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