Clothes make an important major category in the family budget. Clothing is not only a major category of expenditure but is also an important means of personal happiness and social identification. To derive maximum satisfaction, one must develop good clothing practices. Good clothing practice includes the knowledge of wise selection of clothing, possession of an adequate wardrobe suited to various occasions which in turn helps proper dressing habit. Selection of clothes is not an easy process in today’s world. Clothing selection is influenced by aesthetic, psychological, sociological and economic factors. The selection of clothes is a personal decision based on fashion, lifestyle, income, sex and age. Clothing purchases are an expense over which families need to look in for certain qualities while buying.
Fabrics can be assessed by the appearance. This is generally based on how it takes up light and reflects or absorbs it. There are different types of fabric dull, bright, shiny, glossy, transparent, embellished, thick, heavy, light, fine, semi-transparent, embroidery, lace, knotted to mention a few.
This is the term that explains the direction in which the fabric is woven. It determines greatly by the way the fabric falls on the object or the wearer. Understanding the grain helps in minimising the wastage and to create interesting fullness effects on the garment. Grain refers to the alignment of warp and weft […]
There are different types of grain which are explained below: On Grain Lengthwise grain means the yarn in the fabric runs in the length of the fabric and is parallel to the selvage. Crosswise grain OffGrain When the warp and weft threads are not exactly at the right-angled ways, they are termed to be in […]