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What is "Puff Sleeve" - Definition & Explanation

A full sleeve of varying lengths, created by generous gathering around the armhole.
Sleeve with gathered fullness at the shoulder and bottom edge.
A sleeve that puffs out from the shoulder and then is gathered at a band, to various lengths.

Some other terms

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A float weave made in many fabrics. The name comes from a French word meaning birds nest. Its patterns are regular and open. Honey comb fabric is also known as Diamond Weave. It is found in...
The resulting opening of the weave when fabric lacks the tensile strength to prevent shifting at the seams. When you apply force, the yarns in the fabric slip to open up the weave, but not the seam...
The highest grade of material made from the best of stock: Saxony, Silesia, or Australia merino wool. Two up and one down twill weave is used. Cloth must be even and smooth for its use as covering...
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A cotton fabric in a plain or twill. Can also be spelled domet. Generally made in white. Has a longer nap than on flannelette. Soft filling yarns of medium or light weight are used to obtain the...

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