Bias-cut is one of those things I've always taken forgranted...I realised yesterday that I don't actually know what it means. I always had the impression that it meant something that was cut not on the seams but on the bias instead which reveals the shape of the body more or something....is this right?
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Hi Prince of Cats For autumn/winter 1997 Rei Kawakubo designed a collection for COMME DES GARCONS HOMME PLUS and EVERYTHING was cut on the bias , including knitwear !
Alexander McQueen was a model in the runway show - very much in his pre-lyposuction days !!!
To keep on point , I have a short ' bum - starver ' jacket from that collection , and the fact that it's cut on the bias gives it a totally different feel from a coventionally cut one . It goes to prove that women CAN bring a totally different perspective to an ordinary item of a man's attire !
flaunt the imperfection..
colour abbreviations...the basic colours have accepted abbreviations...
some short ones are always spelled out...
you'll find these on line sheets and garment tags...etc...
light (green)-lt (grn)
dark (green)-dk (grn)
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Thank you AK for making this thread..it's about time
I'm cruising Softies old posts in "What are you wearing today for abbrev's
slv = sleeves
slvless = sleeveless
nk = neck ?
nklc = necklace
Vnk = v-neck
clr = clear
lthr = leather ?
silvr = silver
olv = olive ?
nvy = navy
jkt = jacket
swtr = sweater
And can some style terms please be clarified ? Such as
cap sleeves ??? ..how do they look?
sheath ??? as in sheath dress
scoop neck ?
ruched legs ?
kurta style top ?
This is depressing..I'm feeling dumb as a doorknob..
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Last edited by Hanne; 01-04-2005 at 02:59 PM.
Ummm - I think I know a couple:
Cap Sleeve: would be a very short sleeve which does not extend past the shoulder
Sheath Dress: A very figure hugging, sometimes sleeveless short dress (max. mid-calf) with a defined waist line (but no belt).
I think the kurta is an Eastern Indian type of kaftan or tunic - silk...beaded..etc...
With ruched legs - I believe this is when the fabric leg is gathered repeatedly, and when the gathering thread is pulled upwards, the fabric forms 'petals'... does that make sense?
Also - your posts are always consistently insightful, do not EVER feel dumb.
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