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The Fabric Sheet

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Source: Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package, 2011, Fairchild Books Library

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The fabric sheet offers the user a visual of the garment’s fabric. Much of the information contained in the design sheet is repeated in the fabric sheet, with the addition of an attached swatch of fabric or a fabric scan. If several colors are used, more fabric sheets can be generated. This visual is extremely important to manufacturers when similar fabric types are used in various garments within a vendor’s line. Not all manufactures use a fabric sheet for every color; some put all their swatche

Sports and Dress

Ingun Grimstad Klepp

Translated by Stig Erik Sørheim

Kjetil Enstad

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

In Europe, interest in sports and outdoor life emerged in the nineteenth century. The bourgeoisie went to the countryside to experience nature. Time spent in contact with nature was viewed as a source of inner peace and spiritual development, while awareness of the importance of physical activity for beauty and health grew. With the introduction of regulated working hours and official holidays at the beginning of the twentieth century, the working classes began to have vacation and spare time, to

Boardshorts: A Perfect Fit

Sara Oka

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Hawaii’s unofficial uniform is the boardshort—a perfect fit for the birthplace of surfing. Boardshorts in the islands were initially created as custom-made surf trunks during the 1950s and 1960s by tailors at popular venues on Oahu such as the H. Miura Store in Hale’iwa, on the North Shore, Take’s or Linn’s in Waikiki, or M. Nii’s in Makaha. These early trunks were first designed for fit and comfort, maximized for the ultimate wave-riding experience. The evolution of this single, simple garment i

Children’s Clothes

Viveka Berggren Torell

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

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The notion that children represent the future has influenced children’s dress for a long time. During the Enlightenment, childhood started to be seen as an important, separate period in a person’s life that ought to be devoted to a playful existence. At that time, philosophers advocated clothes allowing free movement of the body, to make it possible for children to develop according to their “inner path” and thereby become sensible adults. These ideas later reverberated in the twentieth century,

How to Measure Pants and Shorts

Michele Wesen Bryant and Diane DeMers

Source: The Spec Manual, 2nd Edition, 2006, Fairchild Books Library

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