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What is "Gathers" - Definition & Explanation

A series of small tucks of fabric, controlled and held in place by stitches and providing visible fullness.
Small, soft folds that are created when fabric is drawn between large stitched threads.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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From The Louis Xvi Period Onwards Waistcoats Were Worn Under All Men's Outer Garments, Coat, Riding-coat, Frock Coat, Jacket, Etc. Usually The Two Front Panels Were Made From Fine Material And The...
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More or less interchangeable with the term permanent press, but actually more precise. Durable press implies that the shape retention properties of a garment are excellent and durable for the life of...
Similar to resiliency. It is the ability of a fabric to bounce back after it has been twisted, wrinkled, or distorted in any way. Some fabrics are able to eliminate wrinkles because of their own...

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