Textiles - shaping of garments & fabrics and performance

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Shaping of garments - Darts
Folds of fabric that end in a point at the fullest part of the required shape.
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Tucks
A fold in the fabric held by the sewing in the seam.
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Gathering
Draws in the fullness of the garment evenly.
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Elastication
Uses elastic to gather the fabric
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Fabrics and performance - Cotton
A natural plant fibre: fine, flexible and lies close together, making it cool to wear. Creases easily, strong and absorbs water easily. also washes well.
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Linen
A natural plant fibre: a poor insulator, cool to wear and creases very easily. strong and absorbs water easily. Stronger when wet. washes well and dries fast. Also hardwearing.
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wool
Natural animal fibre: resistant to creasing and quite elastic. this makes it comfortable to wear. It insulates well as fibres trap air between them. Also absorbent yet slightly repels water.
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Silk
Natural animal fibre: cool fibres but keep you warm. Absorbent and dries well. Long and smooth fibres which give a soft finish. Does not crease easily and is very strong.
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Card 2

Front

A fold in the fabric held by the sewing in the seam.

Back

Tucks

Card 3

Front

Draws in the fullness of the garment evenly.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Uses elastic to gather the fabric

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A natural plant fibre: fine, flexible and lies close together, making it cool to wear. Creases easily, strong and absorbs water easily. also washes well.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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