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Fashion Industry Glossary F
f the letter "F" some times stands for Filament. Filament affects the handfeel of fabric. The higher number of filament the more expensive for fabric.
silk or rayon. Figured weave or "burnt-out"
finish. Faconne in French, means fancy weave. Has small
designs all over the fabric. Fairly light in weight, and could be
slightly creped. Background is much more sheer than the designs, therefore
the designs seem to stand out. Very effective when worn over a different
color. Drapes, handle, and wears well.
fair isle an article of clothing knitted in Fair Isle style, namely a style of knitting originating in the Shetland Islands that is characterized by bands of multicolored geometric patterns
fall a very wide turned-down collar worn in the 17th century
fallow of a light yellowish brown color.
fanny pack a pack for carrying personal articles that straps to the waist
fascinator a woman's lightweight head scarf usually of crochet or lace
fashion plate 1) an illustration of clothing style. 2) a person who dresses in the latest fashions. Fashion plate has nothing to do with the type of plate you eat on. Even if the Apparel Search Company eats lunch on a piece of fabric, it still would "not" be considered a fashion plate.
fatigue [Plural] the uniform or work clothing worn on fatigue and in the field
fawn a variable color averaging a light grayish brown.
F.C.A first cost to agent. A form of payment terms
fedora a low soft felt hat with the crown creased lengthwise
felt a cloth made of wool and fur often mixed with natural or synthetic fibers through the action of heat, moisture, chemicals, and pressure; a firm woven cloth of wool or cotton heavily napped and shrunk. An article of clothing made of felt, namely a cloth made of wool and fur made through the action of heat, moisture, chemicals, and pressure.
ferret a narrow cotton, silk, or wool tape.
fez a brimless cone-shaped flat-crowned hat that usually has a tassel, is usually made of red felt, and is worn especially by men in eastern Mediterranean countries
fibranne a fabric made of spun-rayon yarn.
fichu a woman's light triangular scarf that is draped over the shoulders and fastened in front or worn to fill in a low neckline
fiery of the color of fire; red.
filet a lace with a square mesh and geometric designs.
Fil-a-Fil Allegedly invented by the French, FIL-A-FIL. This is a woven fabric where a white thread is interwoven with the colored thread, end upon end. Two different yarns woven together create stylish, 'fil-a-fil' fabric. Seems similar to Oxford and Chambray. A light fabric suited to all seasons; Its characteristic comes from the working of the different types of cotton of which it is composed. Fil-a-Fil Mills.
fillet a ribbon or narrow strip of material used especially as a headband
filling or weft the yarns that are woven across the loom, with Weft being the English term and Filling being the American term. The individual yarns are also known as Picks.
fingering-weight yarns: These yarns knit to a gauge of 7 or more stitches per inch on size 0, 1, 2, or 3 US needles. These yarns have approximately 1700-2300 yards per pound, or more, depending upon fineness. This category would include yarns with names like lace weight, baby weight, fine, fingering. yarns of this weight are used for lightweight fabrics. (this definition was kindly provided by Karen at Red Meadow fiber Arts)
fire-engine red a bright red.
fishnet a coarse open-mesh fabric.