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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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its a way of cutting up the garment by placing the pattern on diagonal against fabric's 'normal grain

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Thanking you

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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 !

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Thanks, you people are all so nice...and knowledgeable...

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Fashion Terms/Terminology and Abbreviations
as suggested in "what are you wearing today"
for anyone who has questions about the above...
please feel free to post them here

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as an example:
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Originally Posted by anna karina
what is a piping
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Originally Posted by softgrey
**piping is like trim..usually in a contrasting colour...in a round shape ..usually sewn into a seam...
similar to the trim onthe marni pants i posted a couple of days ago...

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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...

red-red
blue-blue
black-blk
white-wht
pink-pk
brown-brn
green-grn
light (green)-lt (grn)
dark (green)-dk (grn)
orange-orange
yellow-yell
grey/gray-same

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thank you softgrey, some are easy to guess but "pk" for example i wouldn't have known.

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l/s - long sleeve, s/s - short sleeve

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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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Whats the difference between roll necks, turtlenecks, polo necks and cowl necks? Or are they all pretty much the same?

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Hi Hanne!

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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fezbatik.. for you !

And here we go..more abbreviations..

flt = flats or flat ?
blzr = blazer
skt = skirt
jns = jeans

Not sure I really know what tis means
cords = some kind of pants..?
cargo pts .. pts ??

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