Virginia H. Elsasser, ITAA, ESRAB, is an Associate Professor in the Fashion in the Communication and Fine Arts Department of Centenary College. She has taught courses focusing on textiles, sociology of clothing, design, and retailing. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business (ESRAB). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Finishes give textile products properties they do not possess naturally. Almost all apparel and furnishings textiles are subjected to some type of finishing process and frequently have more than one finish. While most finishes...
...Reference SwatchesFlannelFlanneletteSueded InterlockMoleskinPeachskinMoiré TaffetaEmbossedPleatedYoryuPlisséFlame-Retardant CottonMeltonAfinish is anything done to a fiber, yarn, fabric, or garment to change the way it looks, feels...
Sharon Czachor is an adjunct instructor in the fashion department of Harper College in Illinois, USA. She has taught construction classes in skirts, blouses, pants, dresses, jackets, as well as classes on flat pattern drafting and draping, introduction to CAD pattern design, stretch knits (sportswear, daywear, and children’s wear), including embellishments. She has also taught at the College of DuPage, Illinois, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Often the excitement of finding just the right fabric for a garment encourages students to dive right in, cutting their fabric without thought of how the garment will be constructed. This can cause serious problems with the performance...
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