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Fabric and textile pattern encyclopedia – complete pattern dictionary illustrating the various types of patterns used in fabric, textile, and clothing design.

Fabric and textile pattern bible - complete pattern dictionary illustrating the various types of patterns used in fabric, textile, and clothing design.

Patterns are a repeating of an element or motif used to create a unique decoration on fabrics. An example of an easily identifiable pattern is a checkered pattern or striped pattern. But there are hundreds of distinct patterns available and each are designated with labels (names) to aid in product description and selection. Below is an exhaustive dictionary of pattern types used in fabric, textile, and clothing design. Continue reading Fabric and textile pattern encyclopedia – complete pattern dictionary illustrating the various types of patterns used in fabric, textile, and clothing design.

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Purses and handbags – a complete visual guide to purse and handbag types

Types of purses and handbags–a visual guide to purse types

No accessory contributes more pop to the look of your outfit than the perfect complementary handbag. When shopping for purses and handbags, use the guide below which describes and illustrates the various types (styles) of handbags and purses. Continue reading Purses and handbags – a complete visual guide to purse and handbag types

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These expert tips will forever change how you buy, clean, and care for clothing, jewelry, and fashion accessories

Clothes rack full of colorful clothing

Whether you call them “words of wisdom” or “fashion hacks,” these expert tips will forever change the way you buy, clean, and care for your clothing, jewelry, and fashion accessories. Continue reading These expert tips will forever change how you buy, clean, and care for clothing, jewelry, and fashion accessories

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Skirt styles – the complete illustrated fashion guide to skirt styles and types

The skirt, the part of a garment such as s dress or coat that hangs freely from the waist down, can be categorized by its waist details, shape, and type of pleats. The guide below takes some of the mystery out of the many different skirt styles and types. Continue reading Skirt styles – the complete illustrated fashion guide to skirt styles and types

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Jacket and coat styles – the complete illustrated fashion guide to jacket and coat styles

Chanel jacket
Chanel jacket

Coats are typically worn for warmth but a great coat can make a profound fashion statement. Use this illustrated guide to understand the various components that make up a coat and jacket and the many jacket/coat styles available to choose from. Continue reading Jacket and coat styles – the complete illustrated fashion guide to jacket and coat styles

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Dress styles – the complete illustrated fashion guide to dress styles (types) and silhouettes

Parts (components) of a dress

Fashion terms can be confusing and one of the most oft-mentioned terms in Ivy and Pearl Boutique product descriptions are dress styles and silhouettes. What’s the difference between a A-Line dress, chemise, and empire? The guide below will remove some of the mystery surrounding the many different types of dresses.

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Sweater styles – the complete illustrated fashion guide to knit tops and sweater styles

Parts of a top or sweater

There’s more to knit tops and sweaters than just pullovers and button-up cardigans. There are a variety of designs, necklines, and fasteners. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about knit tops and sweater styles. Continue reading Sweater styles – the complete illustrated fashion guide to knit tops and sweater styles

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Pockets – the complete illustrated fashion guide to garment (top, shirt, bottom, pant) pockets

Clothing pockets in a A-line dress
Clothing pockets in a A-line dress

For fit, function, and style, pockets come in a wide variety: patch, in-seam, seam, slash, and front hip are common pocket types but dozens of other pocket types are used on apparel. Continue reading Pockets – the complete illustrated fashion guide to garment (top, shirt, bottom, pant) pockets