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What is "Mermaid" - Definition & Explanation

This skirt hugs the body until it reaches the knees or just below and then ends in a dramatic flare.
Narrow gown with skirt that flares from the knee or just below it.
A tight-fighting dress with a dramatic fishtail flare below the knee.

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French for 'cushioned or padded' and is made on a jacquard or dobby loom, in double cloth weave. This term refers to the type of weave. It is a triple-woven medium to heavyweight luxury fabric fabric...
A small panel usually hung from the top of the window. It is usually folded into deep pleats at the top and cut at an angle at the bottom. It is often placed on each side of a swag as shown on the...
Unbleached muslin bed sheeting-sometimes called Kraft muslin-used as a base fabric on which a chenille effect is formed by application of candlewick (heavy-piled yarns) loops which are then cut to...
Properties given to textile materials using additives to eliminate or prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi. Usually, the additives remain after initial washing but may be washed out over a period...
Tarlatan is a starched, open-weave fabric, much like cheese cloth. It is used to wipe the ink off a plate during the intaglio inking process. The open weave allows for the tarlatan to pick up a large...

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