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Wear These Words Wednesday–Batik Prints

Batik print examples for clothing, accessories, and home furnishings.
Batik Prints Think far east and beach vacation. Batik prints originated in the far east and are most often seen in summer and vacation clothing and accessories.  For many years the far east has been a source of inspiration for designers and batik prints have evolved in the fashion world giving us some of the most amazingly colorful items.  These prints are found in clothing, accessories and home furnishings. [show_shopthepost_widget id="1376895"] Here's the definition of Batik according...
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Wear These Words Wednesday–Bias Cut

Bias Cut The term bias cut is important this Spring since bias cut garments were all over the Paris runways.  Lingerie-inspired looks are on trend for 2016, many of which are cut on the bias or bias cut. Here's the definition of Bias Cut according to WWD, a trusted fashion source: Bias is the diagonal direction of a woven fabric. Unless woven from stretch yarns, fabrics stretch more in the bias direction than in the length or width. Designers can take advantage of this stretch by manipulating...
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Wear These Words Wednesday–Applique

Applique Applique is a design technique that adds dimension and texture to an item.  We're most used to seeing it in bridal wear as it adds ornamentation and femininity to any garment. Here's the definition of Applique according to WWD, a trusted fashion source: Cutting shapes from textile fabrics and attaching them to another fabric or garment in order to decorate the base material. The ornamental fabrics are most often sewn to the base fabric, but may also be attached with adhesive. Quilts ...
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Wear These Words Wednesday–A-Line

A-Line Skirts & Dresses With warmer weather right around the corner (we hope) most of us will be more than ready to update our wardrobe with new A-line skirts and dresses. Here's the definition of A-line according to WWD, a trusted fashion source: A-line is a style line for apparel in which the dress fits at the shoulder or the skirt at the waist and gradually flares out to a wider hemline, causing it to resemble the letter A. The earliest A-line designs were created by Christian Dior in ...
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